By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent
A coalition formed after a Delaware state representative used the “C” word to describe Asian sex workers says it’s glad Gerald Brady is resigning.
Delaware Asian American Voice called for Brady’s resignation after an email surfaced in which he wrote “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 reportedly wrote in his email.
Brady apologized after his comments surfaced and announced he would not run for reelection. However, he refused to resign until now.
Officially, he says he is resigning because of a PTSD diagnosis after serving in Middle East conflicts during the last two decades as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard.
“The grim reality of this condition for those of us who live with it is long periods of silent suffering, which can be punctuated by episodes or conduct that may make little sense to people who do not understand the nature of PTSD. The challenges that returning veterans face can create situational stresses, which have a cumulative effect and take a great toll on an individual,” Brady wrote in his resignation announcement.
He made no direct reference to the controversy over his use of a racist slur.
Nor did he mention that he is being investigated for shoplifting.
Delaware OnLine reports that it’s confirmed with two sources it did not name that his resignation is in part due to that investigation.
“We are glad to learn Gerald Brady has finally resigned,” said Delaware Asian American Voice said in a statement sent to AsAmNews. “His racist and misogynistic comments which were exposed last summer revealed then he was unfit to represent Delawareans. It is our understanding that the truth behind Representative Brady’s resignation is in fact due to a new scandal that has yet to break in the news.”
The group expressed disappointment that Delaware House Leadership cleared Brady of committing ethic violations.
“What did representative Brady do to make amends to the AAPI community as he claimed and was echoed by house leadership? Why did the Delaware Governor’s office and general assembly ignore our suggestions for improving AAPI representation?
Voters first elected Brady to the Delaware House in 2006.
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