The Chairwoman of the West Virginia Republican Party says state Delegate Eric Porterfield’s comments “have no place in America.”
Porterfield, a republican from Mercer County, has been receiving backlash after calling LGBTQ groups the “modern day KKK.” Click here to watch the full interview with WVVA’s Rachel Anderson.
WV GOP Chairwoman Melody Potter issued the following statement on Monday:
“As West Virginians, we are taught to respect one another, love our neighbors, and when we disagree to seek understanding of our fellow Mountaineers.”
“In recent days, Delegate Eric Porterfield has made comments that are hateful, hurtful, and do not reflect the values of our country, our state, and the Republican Party. These comments are unacceptable and we denounce them. They have no place in America.”
“We may disagree on policy, politics, and the direction of our state, but we can disagree civilly and respectfully because intolerant and hateful views hold us back, divide us, and hurt our state.”