Red Bank Councilman and local Democrat Chairman Ed Zipprich denied that his tweet during the Vice Presidential debate contained sexual innuendo.
Zipprich did not return MMM’s call for comment. In a statement to RedBankGreen he said,
“I was making reference to Governor Pence’s commentary on his faith. Clearly his running mate Donald Trump has attacked so many people’s faiths and has bragged in the past about not following any type of faith, now all of a sudden at this debate, has his running mate talking about faith. I tagged LGBT organizations on both sides of the aisle so they could see the hypocrisy of Pence’s running mate.
“There was no sexual innuendo in my tweet, as I quoted Governor Pence,” he added, “and for anyone who read it that way, I apologize – it was not the intention. I was calling Trump/Pence out on their utter hypocrisy.”
The tweet came to light on Wednesday when Kelli O’Bosky Colwell, a Republican candidate for Red Bank Council, released a statement condemning Zipprich for anti-faith bigotry and demanding his immediate resignation from the Borough Council and as a Democrat Party leader.
O’Bosky Colwell called on her Democrat opponents, Councilwoman Kathy Horgan and zoning board member Erik Yngstrom, to join her indenounceing Zipprich’s implication that Governor Mike Pence was referring to oral sex and not prayer when he said he tries to spend time on his knees everyday and her call for his resignations.
Horgan and Yngstrom told RedBankGreen that they take Zipprich at his word that there was no sexual innuendo in his tweet.