Report by Paula Antolini, March 16, 2019, 9:28AM EDT
March 15, 2019 – SOUTHINGTON – Today, Connecticut Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano issued the following statement demanding Windsor Commissioner Donna Grossman’s resignation:
“The people of Connecticut would be “blown away” if they found out that extremists like Donna Grossman serve on boards and commissions in our state.
In a recent incident this Monday, Grossman was caught texting an explicit threat regarding State Senator Rob Sampson and members of the National Rifle Association during a public hearing – ironically – on gun legislation:
“If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA…” – Donna Grossman
Donna Grossman’s threat was specific and deadly in nature. At a time where politically motivated threats are under such intense scrutiny on all sides, we should all be alarmed by this incident.
But Ms. Grossman’s Twitter profile leaves no doubt that her extreme and potentially threatening sentiments go beyond Senator Sampson and the NRA. This poses a serious question over her ability to serve fairly as a public servant.
Today I call on Nancy Wyman and Chairperson Amy Silliman-Avedisian to call on Grossman’s immediate resignation from the Commission on Aging and Persons with Disabilities. Anything less would be a chilling example to show the people of Connecticut about the seriousness of politically motivated violence.”