Kansas elected GOP precinct committeeman Michael Kalny resigns after racially charged message about Sharice Davids surfaces on social media
In a message to Anne Pritchett Kalny said Davids will be sent back to the reservation
Davids is running against Kevin Yoder for the 3rd congressional district seat
If Davids wins she would be the first openly gay member of the Kansas Congressional delegation and the first Native American lawmaker in DC
In Kansas, Democratic candidate Sharice Davids is making waves as she could be the first openly gay member of the Kansas Congressional delegation, and the first Native American lawmaker in Washington DC.
Davids is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder for the 3rd congressional district seat. The race is getting heated enough that Shawnee County GOP official Michael Kalny felt he needed to spew a racially-charged attack against Davids.
Kalny sent a hateful message on Facebook to Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Women’s north chapter. Pritchett was shocked when she saw the message from Kalny saying Davids was going to be “sent back packing to the reservation.”
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 DEMONRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in November. Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kalny is now facing a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats and has resigned from his position as of Thursday. Instead of apologizing for his message, Kalny — an elected GOP precinct committeeman in Kansas — said in a phone interview with the Kansas City Star, “what is this lady trying to accomplish?” Kalny has already been removed from the Johnson County Election Office website.
When asked if he wrote the message, Kalny stated he needed to speak to a lawyer and hung up the phone. C.J. Grover — a spokesperson for Yoder — denounced Kalny’s actions saying these kinds of “personal attacks” in politics “needs to stop.”
Kevin (Yoder) doesn’t believe this type of rhetoric is appropriate at all. It’s unacceptable. These kind of nasty personal attacks are all too prevalent in politics these days, and it needs to stop.
According to Carolyn Wells Executive Director of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, Kalny was on the board of directors of the society until his message surfaced on social media. Kalny was removed from that position on Monday night.