December 27, 2017

NH GOP Chair Jeanie Forrester Statement on Representative Kathy Rogers Pleading Guilty

For Immediate Release: 12/22/2017
Contact: Patrick Hynes, (202) 321-5310

CONCORD – NH GOP Chair Jeanie Forrester released the following statement on Democrat Representative Kathy Rogers pleading guilty to assaulting an election recount volunteer:

“The act of assaulting someone is unacceptable for anyone to commit – and when it is politically motivated by an elected official, it is especially despicable. Today, Democrat Representative Kathy Rogers pleaded guilty to assaulting a volunteer during a 2016 election recount. This news is startling and should lead directly to Representative Rogers’ resignation from office. The fact that Democrat Party Chair Raymond Buckley and Democrat Minority Leader Steve Shurtleff showed up to signal their support for her is deeply disappointing.  We encourage New Hampshire Democrat leaders to send a strong message to Granite Staters that violence against anyone is not acceptable by demanding Representative Rogers to resign effective immediately.”