From the office of the Chairman of the Maryland GOP, Dirk Haire
Dear Supporter of the Republican Party –
As you may have seen recently, Comptroller Peter Franchot’s Chief of Staff has called for genocide of President Trump’s supporters. Attached is my letter to the Comptroller calling on him to fire his Chief of Staff. Thanks for your support of the GOP as we push to open the State as soon as possible.
Dear Comptroller Franchot:
Please see the attached screenshot of a Facebook post by your chief of staff, Len Foxwell. I hope you agree with me that Mr. Foxwell’s statements suggesting the genocide of President Trump’s supporters are extraordinarily inappropriate and representative of a base and destructive mindset. A review of Mr. Foxwell’s Facebook page shows many similar posts by Mr. Foxwell.
As someone who represents himself as a bipartisan consensus builder, I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you are not aware of Mr. Foxwell’s online statements, as I assume if you were aware you would have already terminated his employment as your chief of staff. Now that I have brought his inappropriate comments to your attention, if you do not terminate him, I will reasonably assume that his comments represent your views and that you do, in fact, authorize his views.
As an announced candidate for Governor of Maryland in 2022, I expect you to do the right thing and terminate Mr. Foxwell’s employment as your chief of staff. If you do not, you can be certain that Mr. Foxwell’s views, and your refusal to repudiate such views, will be made aware to every voter in Maryland during the 2022 campaign by the Maryland Republican Party.
Very truly yours,
Maryland Republican Party