Mayor Tory says city must keep arms open to immigrants, but stops short of denouncing key strategist
He said political leaders have a “moral obligation” to speak out against hatred.
But Tory stopped short of denouncing his former campaign strategist Nick Kouvalis — to whom he remains loyal after his 2014 election win — whose controversial comments have drawn criticism he is capitalizing on the fear and hatred of refugees recently inspired by President Donald Trump. It is expected that Kouvalis will help Tory seek re-election in 2018.
Criticism peaked this week after Kouvalis on the weekend called a political science professor a “cuck” on Twitter — a derogatory term that has been used by the bigoted “alt-right” against their opponents — and accused him of “treason.”