"He was very clear. He wasn't slurring his speech or anything. I don't think that he is anything but frustrated and disenfranchised," said Tynes.
Tynes says Mitchell called him on Wednesday and had a lot to say, the conversation lasted close to an hour and a half, and he wanted to talk more about politics than racism.
"He has made specific statements that no one is listening to him anymore and maybe this was just a way for him to voice his concerns or at least call attention to himself to where some may listen," said Tynes.