RSN Fundraising Banner
FB Share
Email This Page
add comment
Print

Excerpt: "The Kansas Republican who said of Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids, 'your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation,' has resigned as a precinct committeeman."

Former Kansas GOP Candidate said Democratic candidate Sharice Davids would be
Former Kansas GOP Candidate said Democratic candidate Sharice Davids would be "sent back packing to the reservation." (photo: AP)


GOP Official Resigns After Saying Sharice Davids Would Be Sent Back to Reservation

By Hunter Woodall and Lynn Horsely, The Kansas City Star

11 October 18

 

he Kansas Republican who said of Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids, “your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation,” has resigned as a precinct committeeman.

Johnson County Republican Party chairman Mike Jones confirmed that Michael Kalny of Shawnee resigned his post Wednesday in the aftermath of the Facebook message becoming public earlier this week.

“He reflected an apologetic attitude and didn’t want to bring negative attention on the party or candidates running in this area,” Jones said.

Kalny’s Facebook message was sent to Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Women’s north chapter, on Monday.

“Little Ms. Pritchett — you and your comrades stealth attack on Yoder is going to blow up in your leftist face,” Kalny wrote. “The REAL REPUBLICANS will remember what the scum DEMOCRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in November. Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation.” Roughly 50 exclamation points followed the end of the message.

Davids is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder for the hotly contested 3rd congressional district seat.

If she wins in November, Davids, a lawyer and amateur mixed-martial arts fighter, would become the first ever openly gay member of the Kansas congressional delegation, as well as the first female Native American lawmaker in Washington.

Republican leaders condemned their colleague’s words after being contacted by The Star.

Jim Joice, the executive director of the Kansas GOP, criticized the local official.

“This is the same type of rhetoric we condemn the left for,” Joice said. “We must be better than this.”

In an interview Tuesday, Pritchett said the message could have been a response to messages she had left in comments on Yoder’s Facebook page.

“I’m stunned,” Pritchett said of Kalny’s message.

Davids responded that the message “doesn’t represent Kansas values, and it doesn’t represent the values of the Republicans we know, many who support this campaign.”

Reached by phone, Kalny identified himself as a GOP precinct committeeman in Kansas. Precinct committee members are elected positions that represent political parties on a precinct’s behalf.

When asked about the message, he asked, “What is this lady trying to accomplish?” It was not clear who he was referring to.

When questioned further about whether he wrote the message, he said he needed to talk to his attorney and hung up.

In recent months, Kalny had also served on the board of directors for the Kansas City Barbeque Society, said executive director Carolyn Wells.

But that ended Monday night around the same time Kalny’s message about Davids began circulating. The group said Kalny resigned for “personal reasons.”

C.J. Grover, a spokesman for Yoder, denounced Kalny’s comments.

“Kevin (Yoder) doesn’t believe this type of rhetoric is appropriate at all. It’s unacceptable,” Grover said. “These kind of nasty personal attacks are all too prevalent in politics these days, and it needs to stop.”

Email This Page

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner
 

Comments   

A note of caution regarding our comment sections:

For months a stream of media reports have warned of coordinated propaganda efforts targeting political websites based in the U.S., particularly in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

We too were alarmed at the patterns we were, and still are, seeing. It is clear that the provocateurs are far more savvy, disciplined, and purposeful than anything we have ever experienced before.

It is also clear that we still have elements of the same activity in our article discussion forums at this time.

We have hosted and encouraged reader expression since the turn of the century. The comments of our readers are the most vibrant, best-used interactive feature at Reader Supported News. Accordingly, we are strongly resistant to interrupting those services.

It is, however, important to note that in all likelihood hardened operatives are attempting to shape the dialog our community seeks to engage in.

Adapt and overcome.

Marc Ash
Founder, Reader Supported News

 
+3 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-10-11 17:26
Why are these childish fascists tolerated? They don't belong in any civilized society.
 

THE NEW STREAMLINED RSN LOGIN PROCESS: Register once, then login and you are ready to comment. All you need is a Username and a Password of your choosing and you are free to comment whenever you like! Welcome to the Reader Supported News community.

RSNRSN