November 3, 2017/News, Press Releases

BOE candidate faces backlash for Facebook posts

Reaction From CT Dems’ Executive Director Michael Mandell: “These statements from a GOP candidate are despicable and racist. She said unarmed black men killed by police ‘got what was coming to them.’ She expressed her support of the Confederate flag as a ‘symbol of heritage’. She supported Wilton students who chanted ‘build the wall’ at minority students. She called Black Lives Matter activists fighting for social justice ‘wacko.’

“This person is clearly unfit to hold public office, particularly in a position that oversees schools. Yet, incredibly, the Wilton Republican Town Committee has not only defended her posts, they have enabled her to bring these racist views into public office as she serves on planning and zoning. We wonder what other decisions or votes have been guided by these beliefs. We are calling on the Connecticut Republican Party as well as Wilton’s state Senator Toni Boucher to join us in strongly condemning this hatred. Blatant racism has no place in our political discourse.”

The Hour: BOE candidate faces backlash for Facebook posts

WILTON — A Board of Education candidate is facing backlash from the community after screenshots of previous Facebook posts that some have deemed insensitive and racist have been circulating online.

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