Aug. 16, 2017
Kobach and Colyer Follow Brownback’s Silence on Charlottesville
Topeka, KS – Kobach, Colyer and Brownback Fail to Condemn Bigotry in Virginia
It’s been four days since violence arose during a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville. The incident brought near universal condemnation from politicians across the ideological spectrum. But three Republicans in Kansas were noticeably silent.
Lt Gov. Jeff Colyer and Sec. of State Kris Kobach, two of Gov. Sam Brownback’s most loyal followers running to extend Brownback’s policies in Topeka, joined the governor in remaining silent on the Charlottesville incident. Brownback was singled out as one of the few governors nationally who failed to speak up.
“The fact that Jeff Colyer and Kris Kobach decided to follow Governor Brownback’s lead in remaining silent tells you everything you need to know,” said KDP Executive Director Ethan Corson. “Leaders from all over the country came together to condemn the hate and bigotry displayed in Charlottesville, and all three of them didn’t say a word. Times like these are when leaders show their true colors, and Colyer and Kobach both failed miserably when they decided to fall in line with Sam Brownback’s silence.”