Monday, April 16, 2018

Massachusetts: Barnstable County Commissioner facing calls for removal following criticism of Parkland students, but no recall provision

Barnstable has been debating adopting a recall law following comments by County Commissioner Ronald Beaty Jr. (R) over fights over a parking space, a proposal to kill great white sharks and criticize of the "#MeToo movement." Now, Beaty has heavily criticized Parkland School Shooting survivor David Hogg, leading to further push for his removal. Beaty is also a candidate for state Representative. Quite a bit more detail here, including that Beaty spent a year in jail for threatening to kill President George H.W. Bush.

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