A GOP official in Kansas has resigned after writing an insulting and bigoted message about lesbian, Native American congressional candidate Sharice Davids to a Democratic party official.
Republican precinct committeeman Michael Kalny contacted Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Women’s north chapter, on Facebook to go after Davids.
“Little Ms. Pritchett—you and your comrades stealth attack on Yoder is going to blow up in your leftist face. 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,” he wrote.
Davids is running against Rep. Kevin Yoder in the competitive 3rd district. She works as a lawyer and is an amateur mixed-martial arts fighter who could become the first ever openly gay Kansas congressperson, as well as the first female Native American elected official—or she could share that honor with Deb Haaland, running for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district.
She said Kalny’s message “doesn’t represent Kansas values, and it doesn’t represent the values of the Republicans we know, many who support this campaign.”
Yoder’s camp also denounced the message.
“Kevin (Yoder) doesn’t believe this type of rhetoric is appropriate at all. It’s unacceptable,” C.J. Grover, a spokesman for the Republican candidate, told The Kansas City Star. “These kind of nasty personal attacks are all too prevalent in politics these days, and it needs to stop.”
“This is the same type of rhetoric we condemn the left for,” said Jim Joice, the executive director of the Kansas GOP. “We must be better than this.”
Johnson County Republican Party chairman Mike Jones confirmed Kalny resigned his post on Wednesday.
“He reflected an apologetic attitude and didn’t want to bring negative attention on the party or candidates running in this area,” Jones said.