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.