PRESCOTT VALLEY (3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona state representative David Stringer struck a stubborn tone in his first public comments since he made racially-insensitive remarks about African Americans.
"I need to let my constituents know that I feel strong... and that I have no intention of resigning," he told the Prescott Valley City Council. "Everything I've said... if you look at what I said... is defensible, is truthful, is factually accurate, can be supported by academic research. The problem I'm having is that my statements have been misreported."
Representative Stringer added that he received 67 percent of the vote in last month's elections and viewed resigning as a betrayal to those who voted for him.