Editor: I have just read in Loudoun Nowthat Supervisor Suzanne Volpe at the Transportation and Land use Committee, said, “because if they’re Irish and Italian and Catholic, trust me, there’ll be kids, even if you put them in a 400 square foot place, right?”
That statement is wrong on so many levels.
That type of slur speech is so inappropriate for this day and age. It is from the time of anti-Irish, anti-Catholic, and anti-Italian digs for their differences from the English slave masters. It is sexual to imply that “they” have too many children.
I expect that Ms. Volpe understand that this is the 21st century and that planning for the future does not include backhanded digs to anyone, no matter race or religion.
An apology is required, a resignation is preferred.
Nancy Feeney, Purcellville