Ever Defiant, Beaty Refuses to Apologize for Tweets vs. Parkland Student

Feature on TheHill.com draws global attention...
County Commissioner Ron Beaty

Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty once again finds himself drawing global attention after thehill.com published a story about his Twitter remarks concerning Parkland student David Hogg, a popular target of many pro-gun and right wing supporters.  

In the past several days, Beaty has referred to young Mr. Hogg as "a communist pig," "an absolute idiot", "self-promoting, opportunistic rat" and "a two-bit punk".  

The Cape Cod Student Board and Grandmothers Against Gun Violence have denounced Beaty's statements concerning David Hogg.

Commissioner Beaty is mounting a primary challenge to fellow Republican State Rep. Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich) for the Fifth Barnstable District seat in the state legislature. Beaty was elected County Commissioner in 2016.  He is up for re-election in 2020.

Mr. Beaty remains defiant in his stance on David Hogg and gun control in general.  An apology will not be forthcoming.


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