Why Won't Independence, MO Council Member Curt Dougherty Defend His Controversial 'Middle Easterns' Comment?!?
We can talk about free speech, political correctness and a divisive discourse but the fact is that a local council dude has virtually disappeared from the media scene when asked to defend or explain his remarks.
Most media outlets are getting the silent treatment . . .
"Dougherty, a former state representative, is in his second four-year term on the council representing District 2, generally the city’s northeast. His seat is up for re-election in 2020. Dougherty has not returned phone messages or email seeking further comment from Monday or a response to Wednesday’s call to resign."
And so we ask . . .
FOR THOSE WHO DEFEND THIS ELECTED OFFICIAL'S BIGOTRY IN SESSION: WHY WON'T THE POLITICO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS STATEMENT?!?
The political reality is that if he holds out a week this issue might blow over but constituents will remember that when a discussion got really intense, he was nowhere to be found according to local media.
Check the links:
Examiner: Independence council member urged to resign over comment
KCTV5: Muslim group wants Independence councilman to resign
You decide . . .