Man denies telling US politician Erica Thomas ‘go back where you came from’

Eric Sparkes admits berating lawmaker but says comment wasn’t racially charged

A man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her “go back where you came from.”

Eric Sparkes showed up during a television interview with Republican state representative from Georgia, Erica Thomas, on Saturday, outside the Atlanta-area Publix store where the incident allegedly occurred, the station reported.

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Man denies telling US politician Erica Thomas ‘go back where you came from’