Philadelphia – June 26, 2020 – State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) released the following statement calling for the resignation of Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph C. Gale:

“Commissioner Joseph Gale should resign immediately for his outrageous comments about the Black Lives Matter protesters. Black Lives Matter is not a hate group, they are citizens that speak out against racial injustices that plague America. Black Lives Matter protestors have caused important changes to police reform in many cities nationwide. Outside agitators were engaged in the violent confrontations that led to looting in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Commissioner Gale’s comments are unacceptable. They completely deny the core principal of our community—that black lives indeed matter. It is for these reasons that he should resign.”