Franklin County Republican Party Officially Censures District Attorney for His BLM Support

22 August 2020 by Dwight D. Weidman

The Chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party, Allen B. Coffman, with the overwhelming support of the party Executive Committee, has issued an official letter of censure (full text here) to Franklin County Republican District Attorney Matt Fogal for his support of the violent Black Lives Matter movement as well as urging of county Republicans to turn their backs on the re-election of President Donald J. Trump.

Franklin County Chairman Allen Coffman’s letter doesn’t mince words

The censure was in response to Fogal’s letter of June 7th, 2020, and his subsequent interviews with liberal newspapers The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer in which he not only gave his support to the violent Marxist group, but also directed many gratuitous insults toward Trump voters, specifically to the overwhelming majority of patriotic Franklin County and other South Central Pennsylvania citizens who enthusiastically support the President. In the Inquirer article, Fogal refers to the Republican Party as “anti-science”, “pro-conspiracy”, and “seemingly anti-truth”. He further said that the Republican Party had been infiltrated, while admitting that he did not vote for Trump in 2016. When asked who he was going to vote for in November by members of the local party executive committee, he would not answer.

This is the original letter in which Fogal embraced Black Lives Matter

The official censure and withdrawal of party support for Fogal was not done without deliberation. The party Executive Committee met twice on the issue, with one of those meetings consisting of a question and answer session with District Attorney Fogal himself, after which it became clear that Fogal’s actions amounted to a slap in the face of his constituents, the American justice system, and our American heritage.

Fogal was a registered Independent prior to his running for District Attorney following the death of his predecessor Jack Nelson in 2009, and has enjoyed the support of local Republicans since, never having faced and opponent in subsequent primary or general elections. You can bet that will change now. Fogal has broken faith with his loyal supporters, and should resign, or at the very least, change his registration to better reflect his leftist views. Otherwise, he is up for re-election in 2023.

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