FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview weighed in Friday morning about the apology Gov. Kay Ivey’s issued Thursday.
Ivey’s apology referenced a racist skit she took part in in 1967 while a student at Auburn University.
According to The Tribune’s media partner, WVTM-13 in Birmingham, Gov. Ivey said she was recently made aware of a taped interview she and then-fiance, Ben LaRavia, gave to the Auburn student radio station when she was SGA vice president.
Below is Shedd’s statement, in full:
The best thing that could happen is for our state and people of all races to use this to end racism in our state and move forward.
People make youthful mistakes. Governor Ivey demonstrated good character and leadership by taking responsibility for her mistake even though it was fifty-two years ago.
Governor Ivey is addressing serious issues in our state without concern for political consequences; instead concerned about finding solutions.
For the reasons stated above, Governor Ivey has my unwavering support and respect.
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