Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus calls for Dem strategist to resign over Graham comment

The chief strategist of the Rhode Island Democratic Party who tweeted about Sen. Lindsey Graham’s COVID-19 diagnosis was disrespectful, her apology inadequate and he or she ought to resign from her publish, the state’s Democratic Women’s Caucus stated in a press release launched Friday.

Kate Coyne-McCoy, the strategist, confronted criticism final week after she took to Twitter shortly after Graham introduced he had the virus and posted, “It’s wrong to hope he dies from Covid right? Asking for a friend. #COVIDISNOTOVER #LINDSEYGRAHAM.”

The tweet was met with fierce backlash and later deleted. She tweeted, “I made a mistake. I used poor judgement which I obviously regret.”

The Boston Globe reported that the caucus broke from the state’s Democratic Party again in 2019. The report identified that the ladies’s caucus talked about that Coyne-McCoy was employed in March to, partially, practice candidates prior to the essential 2022 elections. 

“This kind of dialogue and these kinds of values do not belong in the Democratic Party—or any party,” the assertion learn. The assertion referred to as “right-wing criticism” of Coyne-McCoy’s publish “hypocritical” and stated the correct “must work against their own side’s efforts to bring actual violence and death in the country via insurrection, anti-vaxx conspiracies, and mask-mandate bans implemented against CDC health guidelines.”

The state’s Democratic Party didn’t instantly reply to an after-hours e-mail from Fox News.

The tweet has confronted widespread criticism, together with from the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island PAC that referred to as for her fast resignation. The group alerted Fox News a couple of tweet that she despatched out in March 2020 in response to a photograph of then-President Trump surrounded by his inside circle.

Coyne-McCoy responded to his post, “I am not proud of my gut reaction which is “I hope all of them die.”


BLM RI PAC said that it “strongly urges RI Governor Dan McKee and House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi to name for her fast resignation, as these views no matter political affiliation.”

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