May 6, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–West Ward Councilwoman Robin M. Vaughn has issued an apology for a anti-LGBTQ statements made during a coronavirus call on Saturday May 2, 2020. Those prior stories can be found here:
Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora Responds To Councilwoman Vaughn’s anti-LGBTQ Attacks
After anti-LGBTQ Attacks Against Trenton Mayor, Garden State Equality Calls For Councilwoman Robin Vaughn To Step Down
The meeting can be heard here, WARNING CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE INCLUDING PROFANITY AND SLURS DISCRETION ADVISED
West Ward Councilwoman Robin M. Vaughn has issued an apology it reads:
I apologize. That must be the first that that you hear from me. I am deeply and specifically sorry for the language that has offended so many. It was also not my intent to to attack anyone on the basis of any classification or personal preferences, but should have been more sensitive to the potential implication of my words and how they might be perceived. In any event, the language used and statements were not appropriate and I regret letting my emotions get the best of me.
I was wrong and I own that. As an elected official, my responsibility to the citizenry is to represent with dignity, decency and respect of all the persons, no matter our individual differences, behaviors or presentations.
Again, I ask that you hear my apologies, to my fellow elected council members. I was out of order, and as a result, we were collectively ineffective in delivering the critical information that is paramount to the safety, care and well-being of our communities in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
I remain completely focused on the immense task at hand. Only though the cooperation of our varied entities will we meet the challenge. Please share that goal with me.
West Ward Councilwoman Robin M. Vaughn
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