Spare Us Your Lectures on Civility


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To the Editor:

When Brenda Kupchick encounters someone who disagrees with or criticizes her, she routinely calls for “civility.” But when she had the opportunity to call out hate and anti-Semitism, she was silent. 

On October 23, 2022 Gov. Ned Lamont, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz came to a get-out-the-vote rally at Democratic Town Committee Headquarters.  As the guests attempted to speak indoors, protesters paced outside, with Republican RTM member Karen McCormack shouting into a bullhorn.  Next to Representative McCormack was a sign reading, “Make the Nuremberg Code Great Again.” 

That sign comparing COVID vaccines to Nazi torture experiments on Jews and others during WWII is both grotesque and offensive.

Afterwards, Ms. McCormack was unrepentant, telling reporter Dan Haar, “As far as I’m concerned it was a successful day in terms of being heard by Gov. Lamont.”

In response, the New Haven Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League issued the following:

“There is no equivalency between the Holocaust’s forced medical experiments and current day policy. It is outrageous for protestors to spread fear and false equivalencies. ADL will continue to call out this offensive language, and we ask all people of good faith in Connecticut to do the same.”

This, too, was met with silence from Republican First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, despite the vile nature of the sign and offense to her constituents, particularly those of Jewish descent who may have lost family in the Holocaust.

Mrs. Kupchick, spare us your lectures on civility when you display such a lack of moral leadership and basic humanity. Vote Gerber/Vitale on November 7!

Andy Liverant
Fairfield, CT