There is growing backlash after an elected official on Cape Cod attacked a survivor of the Parkland school shooting.
Ron Beaty is a Barnstable County Commissioner. But if his elected position is low-key, Beaty himself is not. Recently, he has gone after David Hogg, the outspoken survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Beaty has tweeted that Hogg is an insect and a socialist twit. “I think it’s unnecessary,” said one woman.
Beaty has asked if Hogg is a “two-bit punk” and people in Barnstable are concerned about their elected official.
“As somebody who is representing the county or in his position I think that he has to think a little bit more,” one man said.
Beaty has called Cape Cod Grandmothers Against Gun Violence “morons.”