The Sumner County Democratic party asks for the immediate resignation of Senator Diane Blackâ€™s Executive Assistant, Sherry Goforth, who recently admitted to sending a racist email from her state provided email address to the â€œwrong list of recipients.â€
In addition, we require full accountability from Senator Diane Black, our elected official, for the following questions:
Since her assistantâ€™s half-hearted apology for this outrageous act was to claim to have sent the email to the “wrong list,” who is on the “right list?”
Is it acceptable practice in the Tennessee Legislature for Republican law-makers or their staff to engage in racist and dishonorable activities as long as they keep it among themselves?
And lastly, how will Senator Blackâ€™s constituents, yes even those of color, even those of another political affiliation, know that their concerns are being heard when the very gate-keeper of their Senatorâ€™s office finds a picture of the President of the United States represented as a “spook” to be so humorous that it should be forwarded by email to her colleagues and associates?
Senator Diane Black should address these questions quickly and publically if she is to restore the confidence that We the People have lost in her. And unless she demands her Executive Assistantâ€™s resignation, we will know her words are hollow.
We invite the Sumner County Republican Party to join us in condemning this sort of bigotry and stereo-typing that so frequently flies under the cover of humor, yet damages our communities, our economic prosperity, and our American Spirit.
Who is on the “right list,” indeed. We’re looking forward to a response from Senator Black’s office. And considering the national news has picked up on the story, not sure if the “if we ignore it, it will go away” strategy will work for much longer.