Kate Coyne-McCoy, the strategist, came under fire on Tuesday after tweeting out, “It’s wrong to hope he dies from Covid right? Asking for a friend.
- The Providence Journal reported that Republicans in the state, including Rhode Island Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Cienki, called for her “immediate resignation.”
- The BLM PAC followed up those calls with its own. The group said the comment was “extremely distasteful and insensitive.”
- “Regardless of political affiliation, the disregard for human life is unacceptable and should not be tolerated anywhere within any political party,” the statement, which was first reported by Ian Donnis, an investigative reporter in the state, said. “How can we trust someone with such blatant disregard for human life with the will of RI voters?”