A state representative who posted on Facebook that "a dead (Sarah) Palin would be even more dangerous than a live one" has now resigned.
State Rep. Timothy Horrigan, D-Durham, could not be immediately reached, but state Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley told the Granite Status that Horrigan informed him he had sent a resignation email to the Speaker of the House's office.Buckley issued a statement saying,
"Rep. Horrigan took the appropriate action by resigning today. His comments were inappropriate and do no reflect the views of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. As an elected official, this type of rhetoric is out of line."
Earlier reports on the "dead Palin" controversy follows in this earlier update immediately below and in the full Aug. 12 Granite Status, which follows it.
Horrigan this afternoon also posted on his own website a letter to House speaker Terie Norelli, saying, "I wish to resign from the House of Representatives effective immediately, and to discontinue my re-election campaign for Strafford County District 7. I apologize for thoughtless remarks I made which have brought this House into disrepute. I enjoyed my time in the House and I thank you personally for your support over the years."
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Good Riddance, Rep. Timothy Horrigan
From the Manchester Union-Leader: