County Executive Allan Kittleman had this written about him back in June 2016 in regards to Donald Trump:
In unvarnished words, Howard county’s top Republican, County Executive Allan Kittleman, excoriated the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party, joining a rare rank of local elected Republicans who publicly renounced Trump and said they will not vote for him in November.
“I believe in principle and I believe it’s important to stick to your principles,” said Kittleman. Donald Trump, he said, does not represent his “strong feelings” on civil rights and diversity. Trump’s comments “frustrate” him. “That’s not how I was raised,” Kittleman said.
I believe the County Executive would benefit from doing something similar to a group right here in Howard County: Howard County Citizens Group who oversee a Facebook group called: No Sanctuary Howard County.
They appear to be funded (update – not funded by the HCRCC) (or at least handing out literature) from the Howard County Republican Central Committee (HCRCC).
Now, I am not suggesting that the County Executive change his stance on the issue. He has made his statement on his plans if the bill passes (although I hope he plays close attention to the testimony tonight from the citizens testifying) so this article is not about changing his mind…this is about distancing himself from the actions of the people running that wackadoodle Facebook page.
This group is producing graphics and spreading rhetoric (which I refuse to post on my blog) that is not helpful to this or any discussion here in Howard County. As the top elected official in the Republican Party in Howard County, I hope he says publicly that this group does not represent his “principals” as an elected official.
I do not know everyone associated to this group but here are some names they put out in an email blast: