Rep. Robert Pittenger sorry for saying Charlotte protesters 'hate white people'

A North Carolina congressman has apologized for saying the protesters in Charlotte "hate white people because white people are successful and they're not."

Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican, made the remarks in an interview with the BBC broadcast in the United Kingdom late Thursday.

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Police say Scott was armed but his family has expressed doubt over that claim.

Even after Pittenger's apology, social media was alight with criticism.

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