Lawmakers vote to censure city rep accused of making offensive Facebook posts

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The Stamford Board of Representatives have voted to censure fellow representative Marion McGarry over Facebook posts they say are racially charged.

In a majority vote Tuesday, the Board of Representatives voted to censure McGarry—essentially condemning her conduct as a board member.

McGarry was not present, instead a spokesperson addressed city leaders saying McGarry has become the victim of a sexist political conspiracy.

He says the Facebook posts were private and not meant for her constituents.

But Representative Jonathan Jacobson has argued an elected official should not speak that way.

Stamford Mayor David Martin says he supports the motion to censure McGarry adding Stamford needs representatives who believe in uniting the community not dividing it.

Martin says McGarry's "biased and prejudiced messages" are the antithesis of everything the council stands for.

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