Colorado Mayor Shane Fuhrman banned the Pledge Of Allegiance At Board Meetings. So members recite it anyway.
Then the mayor loses it and threatens to remove them from the meeting!
Silverton, Colorado Mayor Shane Fuhrman unilaterally suspended the practice of saying the Pledge of Allegiance during board meetings last week. Fuhrman made the decision without a vote by the board members. Town Trustee Molly Barela questioned his power to make that change during the public meeting that was livestreamed on the internet.
Fuhrman told the board members and attendees, “Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings, and the general divisiveness this is creating in our community, we will not be doing the Pledge of Allegiance during town of Silverton board of trustee meetings.”
The mayor did not provide any specific information about the alleged threats and comments. That was just likely his excuse to be an authoritarian.
During the meeting several attendees and board members stood and recited The Pledge of Allegiance. That’s when the mayor got triggered and threatened to remove them all from the city meeting.
Local CBS reported:
Here’s an extended version of the video with the mayor threatening the attendees after they recite The Pledge of Allegiance!