14th May 2015
CT Dems call on Rep. Buck-Taylor to apologize
Hartford, Ct. – The Connecticut Democratic Party is calling on State Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor to apologize after she used a sponsored Facebook post last night to misrepresent and spread fear about Governor Malloy’s Second Chance Society initiative.
Rep. Buck-Taylor’s post is the latest in a string of attacks against the legislation intended to stir up fear. In March, she put out a press release outlining her opposition, in which she implied her support of Connecticut’s current “three strikes” and mandatory minimum laws, which disproportionately impact people and communities of color.
“This is a deplorable attempt to blatantly misrepresent the impacts of legislation which will make our communities safer. It’s time for Representative Buck Taylor to stop distorting the truth and apologize for her offensive comment.” – Leigh Appleby, Connecticut Democratic Party spokesman.
Also, who paid to sponsor Rep. Buck-Taylor’s Facebook post? Was it a blatant political attack paid for at taxpayer expense?