For Immediate Release:
July 16, 2016
Delegate Michael Folk’s Disturbing Comments Prove He’s Unfit To Serve
Folk should resign or Speaker Armstead needs to take action
(Charleston, WV)- Republican Delegate Michael Folk (R-Berkeley) took to Twitter on Friday night to share his disturbing and hateful thoughts about Secretary Hillary Clinton. Folk accused Secretary Clinton of “treason, murder, and crimes against the U.S. Constitution” before suggesting she be “hung”. Twitter users were quick to catch the tweet and share their feelings of “disgrace” and “resignation” among others.
“Not only are Delegate Folk’s words concerning, they are disturbing. The mention of hanging and implication of murder should never, ever be acceptable. To think that a person in a leadership position in our state can say these types of things is baffling and should not be tolerated,” said Belinda Biafore, WVDP Chair. “Folk’s actions should deem him as unfit to serve and Speaker Tim Armstead should take action if Folk doesn’t resign. It makes me very worrisome for the people of West Virginia that someone who can feel this type of hate and use this type of rhetoric is in any position of power.”
As an elected official, Delegate Folk should be held to high standards and should not get away with such careless and hateful rhetoric. Such rhetoric has been on the rise within the Republican Party on a state and national level and has become increasingly dangerous.