Wow...Godfrey has NO shame...and apparently the desperate State Rep.'s campaign in in FULL meltdown mode as there is no other excuse for his latest excuse to the media regarding his callous comment regarding poor people and minorities in downtown Danbury.
Here's what the State Rep. for downtown Danbury is NOW saying about his infamous callous remark in which he stated "we need to take care of the cities and stop using them as dumping grounds for poor people and ethnic minorities and bring them up to the levels that attract businesses."
One of the accusations made against Godfrey pertains to a video taken at a recent debate at Broadview Middle School hosted by the Citywide PTO and being circulated on social media.This is an OUTRIGHT LIE and the fourth time Godfrey has LIED about what he said to those in attendance at the Danbury PTO forum.
In the video, Godfrey said he is accused of calling cities dumping grounds for the poor people and ethnic minorities.
But Godfrey said this was not, in fact, what he said. “I was making a statement about stopping some of the consequences of racism and they edited it to take the ‘stop’ part out.
While can view video of Godfrey's complete comment at the following link, here's an video excerpt of Godfrey's statement provided by Palmares' campaign that has gotten Deputy Speaker in hot water with members of the downtown community.
"...I'm working and having a great time with dealing with Hackerspace in Danbury on the Connecticut Next program we are trying to put together a business incubator in downtown Danbury...ah, and, and we can actually go into another half an hour on we need to take care of the cities and stop using them as dumping grounds for poor people and ethnic minorities and bring them up to the levels that attract businesses.
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Everyone talks about the GE moving yet they move to a place that is more expensive and has a higher tax rate and at the same time, and people forget this, left Wisconsin because of the austerity budgets and moved to Canada..."
NO WHERE in his full statement or in the above excerpt did Godfrey mention anything regarding "the consequences of racism"...and as you'll see in the now infamous web video from the Emanuela Palmares campaign, she DID NOT edit the word "stop" out from his comment.
This latest round of whining from Godfrey is the most offensive one yet and every "poor and ethnic minority" member of the 110th district should be deeply insulted and outraged by their State Representative's inability to tell the truth.