An advocate who made public an email sent by State Rep Gerald Brady of Delaware said he gave Brady numerous chances to apologize for his use of a racist slur before releasing the email.
Delaware Online reports that Brady seemed uncertain how to himself publicly disclose his email while at the same time apologize for it.
AsAmNews reported in July that Brady had intended to send the email to a friend, but accidentally sent it to an advocate.
In the email, Brady reacted to an advocate who asserted that strip clubs led to a decrease in sex crimes.
“Is the dude basically saying, if we provide free blowjobs for Uncle Pervie there will be few rapes and few chink broads will be shipped in CONEX containers to the Port of Wilmington??” Brady wrote from his official government email address.
The revelation brought calls for Brady to resign by both Asian American and labor groups.
The advocate who ultimately made the email public to Delaware Online said that before releasing it, he urged Brady to come forward himself and apologize.
“I am wrestling with how to deliver my message to an audience that is unaware of an offense,” Brady wrote on July 1 in an email exchange with the advocate. “I am not dodging the commitment, yet wrestling with the notion that if I repeat the statement I could do more harm than good.”
“I think coming clean would demonstrate a lot of maturity and personal responsibility, but I take your point,” the advocate replied.
The advocate has asked that his name not be made public.
Brady ultimately apologized and said he would not run for reelection after the advocate made the email public
However, Asian American groups have continued to push for his resignation.
Last week, a state ethics committee unanimously decided not to issue any further punishment, according to ABC6.
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