Hate speech should not be condoned

January 17, 2020

The fact that Sussex GOP Vice Chair Nelly Jordan refused to resign after her hateful and despicable anti-Semitic remarks were disclosed is troubling.

But even more troubling is the reporting that the party vote to remove her was “close.” 

After initially trying to defend her bigotry and then being called out by the national media, she issued a weak apology. Hate speech may be protected speech, but it should not be condoned by any political party.  I am reminded of the words of the late, great writer Maya Angelou who said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Terrance J. Foyle

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