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Republican Fairmont City Council Member David Kennedy Makes Sexist Remarks

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Republican Fairmont City Council Member David Kennedy Makes Sexist Remarks

August 19, 2020

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For Immediate Release:
 
July 24, 2020
 
Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com
Republican Fairmont City Council Member David Kennedy Makes Sexist Remarks
Fairmont City Council will vote next week on ”ostracizing” Kennedy
(Fairmont, WV) – Republican Fairmont City Council member David Kennedy may be “ostracized” from the council after “continued toxic and embarrassing behavior” according to a resolution up for a vote at the next meeting. 
David Kennedy’s most recent and sexist Facebook post prompted the resolution after complaints from community members. 
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“This kind of misogynistic, sexist language towards women is unacceptable,” said WVDP Chairwoman Belinda Biafore. “Being a councilman puts you in a position of leadership, and this offensive and bigoted behavior shows that so-called leaders such as Kennedy are the problem with our country’s lack of respect for women and others. His behavior displays for others that disrespect towards women is acceptable.”
Kennedy’s post stated that women and feminism destroyed the “family unit” and the country. Kennedy doubled down on his beliefs when he spoke with WV News and also commented on women’s bodies and attitudes.
“Kennedy is the type of person fueling the fire of the cultural problem that women are objects not to be respected. His sexist and bigoted remarks are sickening and have no place in a position of leadership.”
This isn’t the first time residents have called for his removal or resignation. Back in January after a series of racist and bigoted remarks, Kennedy was asked to resign. He did not comply. 
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