George Cushingberry, who lost a Detroit City Council re-election try last year, is no stranger to controversy.
The politician, now running for state Senate, distributes campaign literature that some see as offensive and racist. A flyer outlining his platform has a cartoon depicting a member of the Ku Klux Klan using a derogatory term for a black person.
"The artist is depicting the alt-right Klan movement's victorious strategy," he tells Fox 2 via text message. "It is designed to shock good people into action."
"There is an anti-immigrant, anti-dark people theme that permeates this president's thinking and his actions," he said. "That cartoon is right on point as it relates to where we are today in America.
"And some of us have to have enough guts to speak up."