FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2013
CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(Hartford, Connecticut) Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party strongly condemns the actions of former Republican nominee for Attorney General, Martha Dean. Dean has been directing people to a controversial YouTube video claiming the horrific shooting in Newtown is actually just a conspiracy. [Link]
“Someone who purported to be qualified to be the attorney for the State of Connecticut should know better,” said Nancy DiNardo, chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party.
Dean’s actions come just weeks after Republican State Representative DebraLee Hovey took to Facebook to criticize former U.S. Representative and gunshot victim Gabrielle Giffords for visiting Newtown and privately meeting with families of victims of the shooting. [Link]
“First we had a State Rep. chastising a gunshot victim for offering aid and comfort. Now we have a former GOP nominee for a statewide office directing her followers to a conspiracy video about the shooting,” said DiNardo. “Chairman Labirola, Minority Leader McKinney, and Minority Leader Cafero, should condemn her actions, and do so immediately. Another non-apology apology will not cut it this time.”