Seymour denounces critics who call him racist
Earlier this year, Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson unleashed on Seymour after the ACT leader suggested policies to abolish the likes of the Ministry of Māori Development. Jackson said Seymour was "absolutely deliberately dog-whistling" and "perpetuates lies and myths". He went on to call Seymour a "useless Māori".
At the time, Seymour said Jackson's comments showed why the Ministry of Māori Development needed to be disbanded.
In a new interview with broadcaster Moana Maniapoto on Whakaata Māori, Seymour denied he was a useless Māori.
Link to video and article: 'I consider myself a very useful Māori': Seymour denounces critics who call him racist (msn.com)