Mayor, City Council Shuts Down Citizen Within Seconds From Speaking Against Abortion, Adjourns Meeting (Video)
Reprinted from: Christian News Network
Within seconds after a citizen mentioned abortion during the public comment period during the Hagerstown Mayor & City Council Meeting, a visibly agitated seventh-term council member interrupted the calm-speaking citizen speaker and made a motion to adjourn the meeting, citing that he did not want to stay and listen — a motion that passed, leaving the few citizens present without the ability to speak or be heard.
On Tuesday night, Hagerstown’s Mayor & Council Meeting’s monthly regular session took place under the direction of Mayor Robert E. Bruchey, II, in which he led those present in an invocation and the pledge of allegiance at the start of the meeting.
“Dear Lord, thank you very much for you guidance and your wisdom and bestow upon us the ability to follow that. Amen,” Bruchey stated during his opening invocation.
According to the city’s website, the “Mayor is Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible for the execution of City policies, laws and resolutions.”
During this course of this month’s meeting, the mayor and city council moved to place the public comment period at the end of the meeting. When it came time for members of the public to speak, Mayor Bruchey called upon Harold King from a list of those who signed up to speak, asking him to “step up” and state his name of address.
“Yes sir, good evening. My name is Harold King. I am resident of Boonsboro, Maryland. However, our family does do most of our shopping activities here in Hagerstown, Maryland. We like it a lot here, and I want to thank you for your time this evening,” King stated in his introduction.
“I’m here tonight to talk to you about the atrocity that has been occurring in Hagerstown for many years — currently at 160 West Washington Street. That atrocity, as you may well know, is abortion — the murder of unborn humans,” King continued before being cut off by Councilman Lewis C. Metzner.