A Republican candidate for Connecticut’s Normal Meeting has withdrawn following criticism over feedback he made on-line about victims of the college capturing in Parkland, Florida.
Steven Baleshiski, a 22-year-old school pupil from Southington, had been difficult six-term state Rep. Joe Aresimowicz for a Home seat.
The Hartford Courant reviews the Republican city committees for Southington and Berlin withdrew their endorsements of Baleshiski earlier than he resigned. The 2 committees mentioned they don’t condone Baleshiski’s “hurtful and dividing conduct.” Committee chairs mentioned they’re on the lookout for a brand new candidate.
In a social media submit in March, Baleshiski mentioned a survivor of the Parkland capturing who turned to gun-control advocacy “can burn in hell.”
Baleshiski didn’t reply to a request for remark from the newspaper.