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Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:

What is it with Republicans making racially crude remarks on an almost daily basis? How many have we seen get publicly eviscerated and finally come up with some lame statement like: “Oh, no, I didn’t mean to hurt anybody — my comments were taken out of context." Wouldn’t you think they’d learn to just stop doing this?

LD11’s state Sen. Vince Leach has not learned to stop — he can’t help himself — it’s in his nature. His latest Facebook cartoon posting is racially insensitive, insulting and disgusting. During a time of widespread protests that in some cases have turned violent, Leach has decided to pour gasoline on the fire. The cartoon features a stereotypical Black woman with an infant on her hip in an apartment strewn with trash as she tells us there’s no way to improve her lot without being on the government dole. Leach has proven, over time, that communication with his constituents is his opportunity to be sarcastic and evasive. Now, however, he has moved into the realm of bigotry and hatred. Now he makes it clear exactly what he thinks of African Americans — he believes they live like trash and are incapable of self-reliance! It’s obvious that to Leach, Black Lives Matter only is a punch line to a disgusting joke!

I’m not all that surprised by Leach’s FB posting. As a staunch supporter of a president who traffics in racial divisiveness and dismissiveness, Leach is a card-carrying member of the Party of Trump. While the state Senate has been asked to expel Vince Leach because of his blatant race baiting, it is unlikely any action will be taken by a GOP majority.

The required action to expel Vince Leach will come this November. 2020 is a year like none other. 2020 must be the year we rid the state Legislature of all the Vince Leachs!

Ralph Atchue

Chairperson

Democrats of Casa Grande

EDITOR'S NOTE: The syndicated cartoon referenced here challenges African Americans' loyalty to the Democratic Party.

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