The Transylvania Times -

Respect, Not Demagoguery


July 29, 2019


County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins is to be commended for his comments last Monday night denouncing the troubling statements made during President Trump’s campaign rally at East Carolina University. The support expressed by Commissioners David Guice and Page Lemel of Hawkins’ statement is also appreciated.

Hawkins’ statements and the two commissioners’ support took courage because many, but not all, in the Republican Party refuse to criticize the president’s divisive comments. To date, Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr and Rep. Mark Meadows have made no comment regard...

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