Pennsylvania Democratic Party Condemns GOP’s Hateful Special Election Candidate

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Executive Director Sinceré Harris issued the following statement after the Scranton Times-Tribune reported that Frank Scavo, the GOP’s special election candidate in HD-114, made Islamophobic remarks:

“Frank Scavo’s hurtful and hateful comments have revealed his character. Any person who makes comments that denigrate entire communities and insult anyone strictly based off of their religion is not fit for any public office, be it school board or state representative. Republicans like Val DiGiorgio, Mike Turzai, and the Lackawanna County Republican Party must immediately denounce these remarks and make it clear that there is no place in any respectable party for views so vile as those expressed by Frank Scavo when he thought no one was paying attention.”