KSD candidate makes shocking remarks (KSD.org)

 NOTE--some of the candidate's language may be offensive to people, read at your own risk.

Yes, we are all entitled to our opinions, but now for the third time in less than three weeks, a public official (two who are running for office) has had shocking offensive social media comments resurface.

"You and I know how many dumbasses live in this city. It's going to take Police enforcement to get some of these people to stay home."

Not long ago, Richland School Board Vice President Jill Oldson took to social media and other outlets to issue an apology for a political cartoon she shared on her Facebook page comparing involved concerned parents to lunatics with pitchforks and torches.

  Then Richland City Council Position 4 candidate Kim Wireman tried to walk back comments she made that unvaccinated persons should be denied medical care if they get COVID.

Now, KSD School board candidate Erin Steinert has seen comments she made in March 2020 come bubbling back up.

On March 23, 2020, the Yakima County Health District issued a stay-at-home-order related to COVID spread.  Various comments that were made on the Facebook page Flatten the Curve from Candidate Steinert were rather shocking.

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Regarding the grey areas of this, with shopping for necessities, doctors and other necessary trips from home etc, Steinert made this comment:

 "You and I know how many dumbasses live in this city. It's going to take Police enforcement to get some of these people to stay home."

KSD Candidate comments (Facebook)

 

And regarding other's comments and opinions on the stay-at-home order, she posted this:

"there are already people, not 3 minutes after this announcement, screaming "WHAT ABOUT MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS?!? You mean your rights to infect as many people as you can, you selfish prick? Stay Home!"

A screen shot of that comment is below.

KSD candidate comment (Facebook)

 

She also concluded another comment on the threat by saying "...humans are the real virus."

The comments were made on the Flatten the Curve Tri-Cities site, numerous screenshots of the comments began to resurface a few days prior to the election.

While these were not directly educationally related, they have raised eyebrows coming from a candidate who is seeking a public position where certainly they will be faced with significant opposing viewpoints from time to time.

She is running for Position 2 on the Kennewick School Board.

 

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