Charleston media ignores GOP call for civility

Charleston media ignores GOP call for civility
June 26 12:44 2018 Print This Article

Charleston County Republican Party Chairman Larry Kobrovsky sent out a letter to his Democratic counterpart Brady Quirk-Garvin asking him to join him in condemning the actions of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California), who called on people to “push back” against people serving in the administration of President Donald Trump. Quirk-Garvin did not respond to the request for civility and local media outlets would not report on the request.

In his letter, Kobrovsky stated, “Representative Waters has now called for mob intimidation and harassment of public officials whose actions she disagrees with. This is a dangerous escalation, and people may act out on this as a call to action. I am requesting that Chairman Quirk-Garvin join me in condemning this incitement to violence.”

Recent incidents have included an angry mob chasing Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Washington, DC restaurant and surrounding her house, and White House advisor Stephen Miller being harassed outside of his home. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was recently surrounded by a mob at a movie theater because she supports Trump’s immigration policies. In the local area, left-leaning non-profit Indivisible Charleston has exhibited incivility at town hall meetings by shouting down Republican elected officials. No prominent Democrats at any level have denounced the comments by Waters or the harassment of Trump Administration officials by unruly mobs.