Capitol Report: State Rep. Fishbein apologizes after tweeting racist meme, First Selectwoman Pierog retracts insensitive post

Capitol Report

(WTNH) — When are they going to learn? Whatever you put out there stays out there. A couple of Connecticut politicians let their fingers do the talking last week and it got them in a bit of a pickle.

Republican State Representative Craig Fishbein of Wallingford was criticized for sending out a racist meme in a re-tweet. Democrats slammed him for it. Republicans also condemned it.

Fishbein apologized and admits it was the wrong thing to do.

Bolton’s First Selectwoman Sandra Pierog – who is a Democrat – went on Facebook to tell critics of her concerns about people not social distancing, that “may the virus strike down your homes so you know where I am coming from.”

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