Montgomery Council Members Support Reopening; Some Condemn Remarks At County Executive Press Conference
Montgomery County Council Members backed Executive Order 070-20 that was issued and signed yesterday by County Executive Marc Elrich.
The executive order states that Montgomery County can enter phase one but with stipulations that gives less freedom to Montgomery County than other parts of the State that followed orders issued by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
The County Council didn’t require inserting any conditions of their own but some members did object to what they heard coming from certain members in the audience at yesterday's County Executive press conference.
Councilmember Nancy Navaro said “I want to be on record stating that I’m appalled by the behavior of the hecklers and the obscenities and offensive language that was on full display during yesterday’s press conference, it was disruptive and offensive.”
Councilmember Andrew Friedson reiterated Navaro's statement “I just want to echo and associate myself with those comments, there is no place in our community or any community for referring to elected officials as Nazi’s or other similar comments that were made.”
In yesterday’s conference held in Gaithersburg’s Kentlands market square, Elrich was met with anger and discord from some residence who attended the conference. There was constant yelling from the audience that sent interruptions throughout Elrich’s speech.
At one point the County Executive went back-and-forth in a combative way with an attendee over statements from a previous conference. Towards the end of the conference some attendees chanted the word “recall”, inciting a special election was needed for the County Executive office.