“Do we have a house n---- in here?”

The Alabama Democratic Party is calling on Tarrant City Councilman John “Tommy” Bryant to resign after the lawmaker used the phrase “house n—–” during a council meeting Monday night, leading to widespread condemnation.

“Do we have a house n—- in here?” Bryant asked during the council meeting, which was recorded. “Do we? Do we?”

The councilman later said he was only repeating what Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton, the city’s first Black mayor, called City Councilwoman Veronica Freeman.