Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Latino Democratic Caucus of Pima County Chairman Calls for Huppenthal's Resignation

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

In a press release issued today, Vince Rabago, chairman of an Arizona Latino Democratic Caucus of Pima County, joins the chorus demanding the immediate resignation of Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal for all those lovely blog and internet posts he's had time to make anonymously while running our state's glorious education system:

Huppenthal was recently forced to reveal that he had been secretly posting seriously offensive and false internet comments, including attacks on ethnic and other groups in anonymous online blog comments for years under the fake names of Falcon9 and Thucydides. This included, among others, outrageously comparing teachers in a Mexican American Studies program in Arizona to the KKK and violent skinheads, calling the poor “lazy pigs,” falsely blaming FDR for the rise of Hitler and the Great Depression, as well as his views that all Spanish media should be banned.

Vince Rabago, Chairman of the Latino Democratic Caucus of Pima County demanded that Huppenthal resign. “This outrageous conduct is unacceptable for any political leader in this day and age. Huppenthal would never have been elected if voters had known his true colors, his outrageous and false assertions and beliefs, and had been aware of his radical anti-Hispanic views. The only responsible thing for him to do is resign immediately,” said Rabago.

The scandal has only grown as more and more comments surface, being discovered and revealed to the public, comments that Huppenthal anonymously posted for years on political blogs under the fake names of Falcon9 and Thucydides. It has been discovered that the elected official even used state resources and computers to post the anonymous offensive comments.

Rabago joins numerous Arizona leaders including the former Republican Arizona Superintendent of Schools, Lisa Graham-Keegan, in publicly calling for Huppenthal's immediate resignation from statewide office.

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