Davis County group under fire after comment targeting Black City Council member
Some Republican officials are slamming the conservative group after a “racist comment” was shared.
A black member of Clearfield City Council is blasting a conservative Davis County organization after he was singled out for what he believed to be a racist message on their Facebook page.
Karece Thompson, in his second term on the city council, received words of support from many other Republicans after the fold, he said. At the same time, the Davis County Conservatives group issued a public apology for an “incorrect and inappropriate” comment posted on its website, which is available to members only.
But Thompson said the group never offered him a personal apology and he took offense at the turn of events, which gathered momentum Feed on Utah Senator Todd Weiler’s Twitter account, a Woods Cross Republican who denounced what he called the “racist comments.” Davis County Conservatives is registered with the state as a political action committee.
“These people generally have a history of harassment. … You’re not worthy of the Republican family,” Thompson said.
Utah State Treasurer Marlo Oaks, a Republican, also chimed in, rebuking Davis County conservatives in a tweet Monday.
“To say I’m disappointed to learn of racist comments posted on the Davis County Conservatives Facebook group is a gross understatement. I am even more disturbed to learn that the organization tasked with supporting GOP candidates and events is refusing to speak to the aggrieved individual,” Oaks said a tweet thread. He continued, “I call on Davis County conservatives to publicly apologize to Karece Thompson and take action to address this damage.”
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