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BLM Group Defends Lindsey Graham, Calls For Resignation Of Democratic Party Official

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Ailan Evans

A Black Lives Matter group demanded the resignation Tuesday of the Rhode Island Democratic Party chief political strategist after she tweeted disparaging remarks about Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Kate Coyne-McCoy, a Democratic Party strategist and political consultant, sent a now-deleted tweet Monday seemingly wishing death on the senator after his COVID-19 diagnosis. Graham had tested positive despite being vaccinated and has previously called on others to be vaccinated as well.

“It’s wrong to hope he dies from Covid right? Asking for a friend. #CovidIsNotOver #LindseyGraham,” Coyne-McCoy tweeted.

Black Lives Matter Rhode Island political action committee (PAC) issued a statement Tuesday condemning Coyne-McCoy’s comments as “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 group said. “How can we trust someone with such blatant disregard for human life with the will of RI voters?”

The group told Fox News that Coyne-McCoy has made similar comments in the past and has a history of “wishing death on people.”

“BLM RI PAC strongly urges RI Governor Dan McKee and House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi to call for her immediate resignation, as those views regardless of political affiliation should never be accepted,” the group said.

Coyne-McCoy received widespread backlash for her comments and since deleted her tweet, apologizing in a brief tweet.

“I made a mistake,” she said. “I used poor judgement which I obviously regret.”

Several Rhode Island Republicans were also outraged at her comments, the Providence Journal reported, and called for her resignation.

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Roy Gaddy

"I made a mistake," she said. "I used poor judgment which I obviously regret." That doesn't sound like an apology, that sounds like she didn't think she would get any backlash.

nc user 58

Democrats are using blm and reparations to force more people to hate blacks. Democrats have been hating on blacks for centuries now their using reverse physiology on them. The Latinos will hate them more, whites will start hating them more. we already know Africans can't stand blacks from America, the Muslims will turn on them to. wake up blacks your party is forcing more hate on you by people who are in the deep state and not normal black Americans


Only wishing death on white people, it’s a fact. BLM does not service the black communities. Do you see them marching in Chicago to stop the black on black killing, or in any city?


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