From the Republican Central Committee of Harford County:
Harford County RCCHC Chair calls for resignation of Delegate Lisanti of Harford County District 34A.
While we live in a society of second chances, and I believe everyone deserves a second chance; however, I feel the sum of Delegate Lisanti’s actions show a lack of remorse and/or understanding of the issues involved.
It took her several weeks following the incident to meet with the Black Caucus and only after the use of the racial slur was publicly brought to light. In her initial statement to the Washington Post she did not take responsibility but stated: “I don’t recall much of that evening” and when asked if she ever used a racial slur she stated: “I’m sure I have…. I’m sure everyone has used it…”. This is highly offensive language to the vast majority of us who certainly have not and do not use this racial slur in private or publicly.
I feel Delegate Lisanti can no longer effectively provide representation to the diverse district 34A and for this reason I join with the Harford County Democratic Central Committee Chair and call for the immediate resignation of her legislative seat.
Jeffery McBride, Chairman
Republican Central Committee of Harford County
From Progressive Maryland:
PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND CALLS FOR MARY ANN LISANTI’S RESIGNATION
Larry Stafford, executive director of Progressive Maryland, made the following statement calling for the resignation of Mary Ann Lisanti:
“Progressive Maryland calls for Mary Ann Lisanti to resign following both the allegation of racist speech and her tone deaf statements following the revelation of the original incident. Lisanti has lost her ability to credibly represent the people of her district and make policy for all Marylanders. Anyone who disrespects African Americans — as Mary Ann Lisanti clearly does — has no business serving in the Maryland General Assembly.
“There are issues pending before the Maryland General Assembly that have serious implications for people of color. For example, the $15 minimum wage bill that will be voted on by the House of Delegates has been amended with weakening policies that disproportionately affect workers of color. Based on Lisanti’s comments, she shouldn’t vote on these measures.
“Racism is perpetuated in a million ways, overt and covert, including racist speech and racist action. As with the hateful Jim Crow laws, racism can be expressed in policy. Our hope is that this ugly incident challenges the Maryland General Assembly to create an equitable minimum wage bill that address past injustices and includes all low wage workers, as well as a legislative body where all Marylanders are considered and treated equally.”
From the Harford County Caucus of African-American Leaders:
DELEGATE MARY ANN LISANTI MUST RESIGN
The Harford County Caucus of African-American Leaders (HCCAAL) demands the immediate resignation of Mary Ann Lisanti from her position as a State Delegate (District 34A) in the General Assembly of Maryland.
The HCCAAL recognizes that all people have vices, and that the consumption of alcohol may diminish inhibitions or loosen tongues. But in this case, we believe that Ms. Lisanti has revealed her inner beliefs and attitude, and we find them, as well as her words and behavior, appalling and unacceptable.
A representative (whether a delegate or a state senator) must, first and foremost, REPRESENT her district, and in this case, no one who harbors and holds sentiments so opposed to common decency, so ignorant of an understanding of the electoral process, and so hardened against the true and deserving desires of the people of her district and of Prince George’s County, can represent a district in this county and this state.
The language she used was an example of the worst racist and demeaning thinking. It is unforgivable, no matter what the circumstances surrounding its utterance. But perhaps worse, the thoughts and opinions behind the statement uttered reveal Ms. Lisanti to be brutally insensitive and lacking in awareness—characteristics we must not permit any elected official to hold.
Amidst our disappointment, it is imperative that she acts in the best interest of her district and vacate her office. During this time of national discord, heightened ethnic tensions and increased hate crimes, the Caucus cannot afford to be complacent in any acceptance of racial slurs from elected officials. This is not the time, nor has it ever been, to provide a “free pass” to anyone who has steered so wayward as to not be cognizant of better judgment. As we urgently call for her immediate resignation, we also hope that Mary Ann Lisanti will build upon her professional acumen not just by taking sensitivity training, but also by arriving at a true understanding and appreciation of the needs and interests of a diverse constituency.
The Harford County Caucus of African-American Leaders is convened by a diverse body of leaders within Harford County who represent business, clergy, educators, parents, fraternal organizations, professionals and community advocates. We are a non-partisan organization driven to facilitate a wide range of interests on the behalf of people of color within Harford County.
From Harford County government:
Statement on Del. Lisanti from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman
Harford County Executive today issued the following statement:
“I am deeply disappointed in Del. Lisanti and concur with the calls for her resignation coming from her constituents and leaders in Maryland’s African American community.”
From J.D. Russell:
I am outraged at the use of the “N” word to describe an entire community by our Delegate. It is both shocking and disturbing to see the continued support of Del. Mary Ann Lisanti by Del. Steve Johnson, who is from the same Harford County district.
I am disgusted by the lack of immediate and unanimous calls for her resignation from some leaders in Harford County. While the list below shows some of the people and organizations calling for the Delegate’s resignation, the silence by many is disconcerting. Silence to racism is consent to racism. When it happens, it must be called out by every elected official and community leader if we are ever to defeat it.
The initial indifference of the Delegate in the initial Washington Post article (*1) by not apologizing and claiming a lack of recollection, then the admission to the Delegate’s regular use of the “F” word and taking the Lord’s name in vain as regular means of terms used by “all,” shows a complete lack of respect for those the word has been used to demean and degrade. The lack of repentance and indifference shown to the CBS reporter in the halls of our state house is just as disgraceful (*2).
A simple press release will not suffice. An apology will not heal. Removal from office is the only cure to ending institutional racism.
Those calling for resignation so far:
– Dr. Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings, Chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party
– Howard County Register of Wills Byron McFarlane
– Howard County Councilwoman Liz Walsh
– Howard County Councilman Opel Jones
– Baltimore City Council candidate Christopher Ervin
– Delegate Stephanie Smith
– Delegate Melissa Wells
– Delegate Alice Cain
– Delegate Gabriel Acevero
– Delegate Vaughn Stewart
– Delegate Jessica Feldmark
– Former House of Delegates Candidate Ysela Bravo-Schwetje
– Prince George’s County Board of Education Member Ed Burroughs
– Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy
– Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks
– Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee At-Large Christopher Luis Stevenson
– Maryland State NAACP Y&CD President Chanel Ferguson
– The Legislative Black Caucus
– Center for American Islamic Relations
– Maryland State Conference of the NAACP
– American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
– African American Democratic Clubs of Maryland Inc.
– Ujima People’s Progress Party
– Maryland Democratic Party
– Maryland Republican Party
– Governor Larry Hogan
– Harford County Executive Barry Glassman
Sam Adams says
I’m guessing that Lisanti thought that as a democrat in Maryland she had a chance at getting away with it by issuing a statement of apology and then going into hiding like Northam in Virginia. At this point, she must begin to realize that no one wants her around anymore. She has made her racist thoughts public and must now take the walk of shame to her future as a community pariah.
Gary Ambridge says
Words matter: The House’s resolution rightly stated that, “This racist and hateful term has no place in anyone’s vocabulary.” Speaker Busch emphasized this by stating that “…a racial slur…is not acceptable anywhere in society….”
My feelings exactly, however I would take this criticism of Mary Ann more seriously for using the word “nigger” if I didn’t hear it used every day while I worked in Baltimore for forty years. If it is such an insult, why is it used so freely by Blacks? It is just as insulting and wrong to use this word by anyone, in any context and it seems hypocritical to hold her to a higher standard than one would hold to oneself. The argument that it is acceptable for Blacks to use this word is just a rationalization, i.e., making excuses by individuals or groups using favorable generalities to rationalize questionable acts or beliefs.)
I do not think she should resign over this incident for which she is sincerely sorry. Yes, words matter; they should matter for everyone, and yet actions speak louder than words and Mary Ann’s actions have always been honorable. Asking her to resign is neither logical nor wise.
Ghost of Spartcus says
Well aside from her hypocrisy and the obvious reasons for her to resign she has made herself completely useless to her district in Annapolis. No one will co-sponsor a bill she would bring forward nor will any delegate ask her to co-sponsor one of their bill’s. Her only use is as a reliable vote for whatever harebrained legislation is put forward by the socialist Democrat party in the General Asylum. Her party has many other options in the county to replace her as said reliable vote.
She is political poison. Lisanti must go.
She is taking that walk every day since the public and the politically motivated individuals and groups have called for her resignation. It is much, much more difficult to take this walk and remain on the job through all this condemnation. She has repented, apologized and taken steps with sensitivity training. ACTIONS speak louder than words….this incident is based on one word…what about all her actions over the past 10 plus years that have helped so many people. Why would you expect her actions to change now? Mary Ann Lisanti needs to remain on the job and continue her good work and prove herself worthy again. We are a country of second chances; let the voters decide her future and not the politicians.
Ghost of Spartcus says
I find it quite interesting that the Harford County Democrat Central Committee is not listed among those calling for Lisanti’s resignation. Their silence is deafening and speaks volumes. Where are they?? What are they hiding.
It’s also quite interesting that Delegates Impalleria abstained in the censure vote in the House of D’s. What’s up with that??? Inquiring minds want to know….
Apparently they have now called for her resignation. How about that! Using a hateful word to describe a segment of a certain area gets a call for her resignation and the same thing for Central Committee member Krist Boardman didn’t even get criticized by one Democrat. Could there be a double standard?
Disappointed Voter says
If the Democratic Party in Harford County wants to be taken seriously, it has to weed out the hate. An election cycle stained by the hateful and vile comments of Chris Boardman, Democratic Central Committee member, followed by this quick peek that reveal the racist beliefs of Delegate Lisanti. Harford County Dems need to condemn the hatred and get rid of the dead weight!
Inquiring Minds says
Good point! I wonder what Krist Boardman’s view is? Supporting of the hate like himself or calling for her to resign like a hypocrite? Obviously he is a loser either way, but hey, that is the Krist we know all too well. Come on Krist give us another one of your wonderful letters. This time we really are interested!
All these enraged experts. BS. ML has represented the heaviest minority district in Harford county as town administrator of HdeG, County Council District F and as Delegate. Nobody in all that time – over 10 years has ever called her racist. She blew it while drinking this one time. We crucify and condemn a person with a proven track record over 1 stupid mistake. Well, while I would be disappointed in her for this, especially if I were a minority in her district. I wouldn’t automatically kill her. She admitted she blew it, apologized, etc. etc. Let her continue to prove out what her body of work has proved to date – she represents everybody.
Did you really just say that “she blew it while drinking this one time.” I can’t take you seriously.
I don’t know…I’ve been drunk plenty of times, but I’ve never been drunk enough to drop the “n word” and my language quickly goes downhill when I drink with almost every other word being F or S bombs…never an N bomb, though.
Pacman, What you actually witnessed with Lisanti parading in heavily minority districts is actual politics. I’d rather someone be racist to my face than have them shake my hand and ask if I’m voting for them only to show how she really is around her peers. Her apology was callous and even when asked to face the music such as media she wore those obnoxious shades as if she could not look the public in the eye. I for one don’t want to see her representing anything remotely near my county I live in, I don’t care how many minorities she panders too. You making that comment is like saying well she represents a heavily black area, how can she be racist? She has black people in her district…. “please stand up so we can all see she obviously can’t be racist”. Sound familiar…. its politics and the rot gut ugly truth. They will kiss a baby for a vote and drop the N-bomb when they are in the comfort of the fat cats.
When you’re an elected official and represent people you don’t get to go out and get drunk and drop the N word in bars. That’s the price you pay, you have power, money and wealth…..but not the anonymity of a person without a high profile job. The consequence of doing so SHOULD be the loss of your position in government…. I can’t believe I have to explain this to you.
Ponder it says
Funny when you are a Marion Barry, the black former mayor of Washington DC you can caught in an FBI sting smoking crack with a prostitue making derogatory statements about women you can get re-elected overwhelmingly by your black constituency. Funny when the first allegations came to light in the 90s against R Kelly for allegedly having sex with numerous 13 to 16 year old girls a black female Chicago city council member said she was not going to standby and see R Kelly charged under “the white mans law”. Unbelievable!!! Google it. Blacks wonder why bias still exist against them. With baggage like these and other incidents their image continued to be damaged causing week minded individuals to label them with horrible words that should not be in existence today or ever
Ghost of Spartcus says
Spoken like a true Kool-aid drinker. Please cited all the “good work” she’s done these last 10 years. Ten years on the gummint teet is too long. She should get back to managing her Susquehanna Greenway slush fund full time to feather her nest.
Just an observation: I don’t see anyone calling for racist Trump’s resignation….
I will when i get a refund from your mother.
just sayin says
He’s a republican, they consider being racist is normal.
Yeah, but it’s alright for Tlaib and Omar to be racist against the Jewish people because of their religion. Right? Look, racism is as normal as black is to white. You will never get rid of it completely until the whole world is yellow and can’t tell one race from the other. In my opinion, everyone should be proud of who they are and that is all that matters. What I really dislike is when I see white people trying to be black and black people trying to be white. Be proud of your race because it is who you are. You will never get everyone to like you and it doesn’t matter as long as you like who you are. If a white supremacist likes who they are, good for them. That’s their prerogative. One of the things about freedom is you can like who you want and you can hate whom you want. However, it is political suicide to be a racist politician and I believe Lisanti knows that. I really don’t think she would’ve said it during normal circumstances, but she did say it and is an office holder. I really don’t think she should resign as her term is half over. Just don’t vote for her if you don’t like her when the next election rolls around. Why does everyone have to make this difficult. The power of your votes say it all.
Ghost of Spartcus says
Soul Crusher, you obviously regurgitate your brain washing. Criticism of the government of Israel and its multiple lobbyist organizations is in no way a slur or derogatory comment about Jewish people in general. Those that try to link the two are only trying to shut down debate on legit policy discussions.
No, some of us are against RADICAL MUSLIM EXTREMISTS in our own f’ing congress. If you can’t understand that then you can piss off.
Ms. Gloria Kelly says
Nice nasty comment. Yet you would be the same person to cry foul if someone inserted a racial group into that comment. Not all people of one group “think” alike.
Ghost of Spartcus says
Crusher, again you obfuscate and conflate two different things. Rinse your brain and do some investigation.
Omar was actually correct in her statement re: The Lobby. Her other views aside she hit the nail on the head on that one. Hence, the hysterics and hand ringing.
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.
Once we send her stank butt back to Somalia, so she can be with the rest of the terrorists of her Country, we can then have this conversation. She is nothing but an Al Qaida operative on American soil and that is the bottom line. The Democratic Party has sponsored the election of an Al Qaida agent in our own damn Congress. She should be executed for treason as she just took the oath of office, which did include her proclaiming an allegiance to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and her adherence to the US Code. She has defiled that oath and she doesn’t have a drop of American blood in her stank body. She should be laid to rest in the fathoms just like her hero Osama Bin Laden, so the sharks can feast upon her rotten carcass.
Before ALL of you get your panties in a bunch, let me explain this to you. When she took that oath it also meant she would honor the allegiances our Country has made with foreign nations, such as the nation of Israel. As according to Yahweh of the Elohim, those who aid the nation of Israel shall be blessed. I know some of you Democratic traitors would love to see this country defile the decrees of God in favor of the rule of the mob. It just isn’t happening. Omar must either get right real fast or be removed from our Congress. That’s just the way it is…
Mike Callahan says
Why doesnt that obnoxious SOB Racist President Donald Jailbird Trump resign in disgrace?
I DEMAND TRUMP RESIGN ,NOW!
Sword of Light says
I am sure this is the straw that will break the camel’s back and Trump will be submitting his resignation shortly. I’m disappointed, however, that you didn’t link a YouTube video to go with your bold pronouncement.
Maybe cause he wasn’t (and isnt) and majority dont believe that lie that you disgraceful Democrats try to tell every 4yrs.
She deleted her twitter account and negative comments which is a violation of open records laws and open meeting act. If she doesn’t go down for what she said, she will go down for censoring social media.
Censoring social media? Social media isn’t the town hall. TOS governs social media
Silly Willy from Philly says
Not for elected officials. If they post they can’t delete comments or their page just because they do t like the comments. The ACLU sues Hogan for that and won. If you don’t believe me look it up
They didn’t win. They came to a settlement because it would waste too much time and resources. The Plaintiffs were awarded $65,000 and Attorney Fees. Just because Hogan chose to settle and NOT take part in a war against the ACLU over four people getting deleted doesn’t mean that it is a win, especially since it was the brainwashed taxpaying citizens of Maryland who actually paid for it. Those 4 Plaintiffs and the ACLU just stole $65,000 and attorney fees from your pockets and you call it a win. Pathetic…..
No one cares about you.
No one needs to care about me and I smell because I was murdered by the elected officials and government employees of your county in 2010. These were all acts of treason. The penalty for governmental treason against WE THE PEOPLE is execution and monetary awards for treason is $250,000 per incident, per elected official and government employee. By my calculations, the corporate governments of your County, this State and the Federal government owes me over $5,000,000 and every elected official and government employee must suffer the FULL penalty of Article 3 Section 3. Furthermore, every lawyer involved in my defense is guilty of both misprision of felony and misprision of treason. Furthermore, due to the illegal enforcement of rules and regulations on the general population of this Country the allegations of MASS TREASON and MASS DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS literally forfeits ALL power and authority of government, including TAXATION. As you see, I don’t need you to care about me and I can smell all I want.
“All codes, rules and regulations are applicable to the government authorities only, not human/Creators in accordance with God’s laws. All codes, rules and regulations are unconstitutional and lacking in due process of Law …” Rodriques v Ray Donavan [U.S. Department of Labor,] 769 F. 2d 1344, 1348 .
“Because of what appear to be Lawful commands on the surface, many citizens, because of their respect for what appears to be law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their rights, due to ignorance.” (U.S. v. Minker, 350 U.S. 179, 187). “Because of what appear to be Lawful commands [Statutory Rules, Regulations and -codes–ordinances- and Restrictions] on the surface, many citizens, because of their respect for what appears to be law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their rights, due to ignorance… [deceptive practices, constructive fraud, barratry, legal plunder, conversion, and malicious prosecution in inferior administrative State courts].” (United States v. Minker, 350 U.S. 179, 187, 76 S.Ct. 281, 100 L.Ed. 185 (1956);
Federal Law and Supreme Court cases apply to State court cases. Howlett V. Rose, 496 U.S. 356 (1990). “Fraud in its elementary common law sense of deceit… includes the deliberate concealment of material information in a setting of fiduciary obligation. A public official is a fiduciary toward the public, including, in the case of a judge, the litigants who appear before him, and if he deliberately conceals material information from them he is guilty of fraud.” McNally v. U.S., 483 U.S. 350, 371-372 (1987), U.S. v Holzer, 816 F.2d. 304, 307. Donnelly v. Dechristoforo, 1974.SCT.41709 ¶ 56; 416 U.S. 637 (1974),United States v. Dial, 757 F.2d 163, 168 (7th Cir. 1985) – and this is one of the meanings that fraud bears in the statute. If a law has no other purpose than to chill the assertion of constitutional rights by penalizing those who choose to exercise them, then it is patently unconstitutional. Shapiro v Thompson , 394 US 618, 22 L Ed 2d 600, 89 S Ct 1322
The chickens have come home to roost.
Archie Bunker says
It’s hard for me to understand the politically correct world we live in today. Perhaps we should have every politician sign off that they have never used a racial slur in their live. That way we would have no politicians.
Marla Posey-Moss says
You don’t have to be politically correct – just not hateful and disregard your constituency. The bar is higher for elected officials.
I love you.
White Cracker says
I wonder how many of our esteemed African American representatives have used the words, “white cracker” or “honky”? It goes both ways.
Marla Posey-Moss says
Right. And if, or when, they get caught, they will have hell to pay. However, “honky” is some 1970s term and I am doubtful that it is used. The other one, not likely used either.
White Cracker says
I’m not condoning any language that demeans another group of people. I’m just so tired of the double standard. I myself have been left a “white cracker,” I guess, as an attempt from others to be demeaned. It didnt work. I felt sorry for their ignorance.
Former Dem says
@Marla Posey-Moss where was the “hell to pay” when Democrat Central Committee member Krist Boardman referred to Cecil County as rednecks who want to kill people? Not a peep from Harford Dems. Hate speech is hate speech and to ignore is to accept. Harford Dems have shown their true side and that is part of the party of hate and division.
Former Dem says
@Marla Posey-Moss, Love your Facebook post being so critical of those who do not publically denounce Lisanti. Again where was this voice of righteousness when another elected official used a different hate speech to a different group. In that instance Krist Boardman’s comments weren’t even passed through the rumor mill. He put it in writing.
I adore you.
RU Kidding says
And who hasn’t, at one time in their lives, uttered this word? Not pro democrat, but pro human. Everyone makes mistakes or has spoken words they would like to take back. Why do we have such a difficult time forgiving? She’s been publicly reprimanded and will have to live with this for the rest of her life whether she remains in office or not. She made an apology and is taking steps to improve. Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Lisanti has been working for many years for all the people of the county. Those who have never sinned should condemn.
All of us should look at work, not at words, especially since offensive cuss words AND racial slurs are spoken by all peoples and races. I think it wrong, yet each racial of the slurs (cracker, spik, dego, polak, the n word, etc.) ha ve not become obsolete language in our country!
Ponder it says
I got a great idea. Let’s enact a law that ever time someone, anyone, uses the “N” word they receive a mandatory 5 year prison sentence. No exceptions, no probations. I guarantee that the murder rate would drop dramatically across the nation particularly the inner cities. It is time for the use of that word to end. Everyone needs to put up or shut up and stop the crazy double standard.
You want to put people in jail for 5 years for speaking a word. That is a 1st Amendment violation and violates Article X of the Maryland Constitution. Your proposed law would also be a codified statute and it would NOT be enforceable on the public because the Codes of Rules and Regulations are NOT applicable to private citizens, only elected officials and government employees. Hitler would be very proud of you and your ideas as you are definitely on par with the pre-WWII German government and their prescribed way of life. You are a perfect example of why the Democratic party needs to be shutdown. When we jail people for what they have to say, we have failed and failed miserably. The word may be offensive and disgusting, but it is just a word and you have lost your mind….
Ponder it says
Come on nit wit. This was obvious sarcasm to show just how crazy the double standard involving the use of that word has become. Up until now I thought you were a pretty bright guy. Why don’t you try breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. If that doesn’t work why don’t you go down the basement and load up a nice fatty. Lol
Oh, well if what you were doing was being sarcastic let’s just say I was not convinced of the sarcasm. I’ll take your word for it. Crazy double standards seem to be the Democratic norm nowadays….
Ponder it says
You are right. The Democrats are turning in to the party of double standard hypocrites. And…. Off the record I do think you are a pretty knowledgeable guy. I don’t always agree with you but you always come loaded for bear
Ghost of Spartcus says
I see the pro-Lisanti trolls are out in force with their PR offensive.
or…just common sense. heard of it?
How many on this list have come out so strongly on our current openly racist president? Let’s subtract those from the list and see who is left!
We live in a state that is 40% black. We arrest and incarcerate blacks at a higher rate. We do nothing to help the black poor such as providing education and job opportunities. Where are the 40% of blacks represented in leadership positions in our county government? Racism is a lot more than the use of one word once in a lifetime. Let’s put up the lists of what these people speaking out have actually worked for and supported to see the real racists.
The response to this accusation has been over the top in comparison to other equal or worse infractions. The majority of this is political. Elected officials need blacks to win elections because of the sheer percentage of our population. There is a lot of posturing and puffing of feathers by politicians and political groups but let’s be clear. Lisanti was elected by the people, she is their employee and it’s up to the voters to decide if she remains in office.
I see lots of folks calling Trump a racist – what racist actions has he taken as president? Are there any? or , is it just that Dumbocrats call EVERYONE they disagree with a racist?
I believe that we arrest & incarcerate blacks at a higher rate than whites because they commit more crimes. For example, it’s a really good bet that the daily murders in Baltimore are committed by almost 100% blacks. Should we lock up a bunch of white guys so the statistics meet some fantasy percentage? Or should we lock up the black guys that are doing the killing?
It was foolish of her to say this in public but I really feel sorry for all the black folks who get so offended by a word. Grow up! “sticks & stones…” and all that. Really, some people are so weak in their faith in themselves that they have a seizure when someone they don’t know reportedly utters a word they don’t like that they didn’t actually hear. Get over yourselves – stop giving others such power over you by reacting so strongly to a mere sound someone makes with their mouth.
White Cracker says
We do a great deal to assist economically disadvantaged African Americans with a tremendous amount of state and federal money being poured into inner city schools, before and after school programs, school nutrition, health centers, youth centers, etc etc.The problems are complex but one thing is for sure – if kids dont attend school, are not interested in learning, engage in disruptive behavior, and are violent in the community, that’s on them. Stop blaming everyone else.
Sam Adams says
Censured 136-0 and she refuses to resign. Lisanti is a disgrace to Havre de Grace, Harford County and the State of Maryland. She is giving the finger to her constituents, fellow house members, and citizens throughout the state who are disgusted by her thoughts and actions. She thinks she can ride this out, but its only going to get worse from here. She is arrogant, tone-deaf and a racist. Whatever effectiveness she may have had for her district has evaporated. District 34A is now served by a representative with absolutely zero capacity to do anything other than vote yes or no. Lisanti obviously believes herself more important than the folks in her district who were duped into voting for her.
Ghost of Spartcus says
136 -0 on the censure vote with GOP Delegate Impalleria abstaining. Hmmm. Wonder what that’s all about. Very strange.
Dear Delegate Lisanti,
On February 26 you said in your apology, “I am Sickened that a Word that is Not in My Vocabulary Came Out of My Mouth”. However, yesterday when asked by a reporter if you had used the racial slur you said, “I do not believe I did, but I am still accepting responsibility.”
Seems to me your changing explanation does nothing, but undercut the sincerity of your original apology.
Hey SoulCrusher, We can’t change yesterday, we’re not guaranteed tomorrow, the only thing we have is the “hear and now” of today. You need to reconcile the pain of 2010, put it behind you and move on! You can do it!
There is no immunity or statutes of limitations to Article 3 Section 3 because treason deserves none. When you wage war against WE THE PEOPLE of these United States, for whatever reason the treason of the US CODE directs, you have forfeit your life and $250,000 of tax payer money. You don’t have any objection to the ACLU and a few Afro idiots raiding the coffers, so why should you object to the Crusher of Souls getting his just due for ending the longest running war in American history, against our own damn people no less. When are you ALL going to learn? Your government is treasonous beyond all repair and must be reformed or replaced. I will put things behind me once the illegal and unconstitutional conviction is reversed and vacated or when 18 traitors are executed for the treason they committed in my house in your stinking County. That’s just the way it is. Traitors are traitors and they must be executed or at least kept in a cell and made to become the opposite sex like Bradley/Chelsea Manning. By the way, that scum sucker should’ve never been pardoned and should still be rotting in the hole.
Call em like I see em says
They only want the white democrat out so they can usher in the first African American democrat from Harford County in her place, nothing more.
Soul Crusher, completely uncalled for.
Miss Understood says
Everyone is jumping to the conclusion that just because she’s white, she made a derogatory remark about people of a different race. There is no proof making this a stampede to justice against Ms. Lisanti..
Is there any incontrovertible proof that she actually said the “N-word”? If there is, let’s hear it. A simple recording, time-stamped by a reputable agency would do the trick. That would be admissible in court. To be accused by a single unknown person and censured by the State Assembly is not only a miscarriage of justice but slander of the worst kind. I believe the term is “hearsay” evidence. My word against yours – not a legal argument.
Ms. Lisanti is owed an apology and she has the right to sue the person or persons who made this inflammatory remark against her character.
Ghost of Spartcus says
Hey Miss U, Lisanti was ratted out by her own peeps present in said cigar bar. Nuff said. Also, she admitted to saying the derogatory slur, among others, after initially stating she hadn’t said it. It is not in doubt she said what she said (after initially saying the word wasn’t even in her vocab). Stop shilling and defending the indefensible. It makes you look bad.
On Feb 26th Delegate Lisanti, herself, admitted to and apologized for using the n-word.when she said the following:
“I am Sickened that a Word that is Not in My Vocabulary Came Out of My Mouth”.
Trump would believe her and that should be good enough for everyone. She’s a good person.
Bob, please halt your hateful and spiteful commentary.
Ruth Jerald Turner
Ruth, Sorry, but facts are facts. Have a good week.
Bull Moose says
Lisanti is a disgrace. She needs to go. The ultimate power hungry beaurocrat. Only her over inflated ego prevents her from resigning. She should be booted from the LSHG also. No new trails in years. Just a pier in Perryville nobody uses. 1.6 million and the locals can’t even fish from it.
Got to laugh at the goobers that think she has done some good for the people around here. She has taken pretty good care of herself. That is about it.
It seems my Democratic party has changed their approach to handling issues like the n-word. They might be adopting the refuse to resign, lay-low strategy that Northam & Fairfax took in Virginia. That would be a mistake. Voters have long memories. Do the right thing and move on!