Tweeted threat, lack of civility serious issues

March 27, 2018 By Trey Grayson
Lexington Herald Leader

A few days ago, Republican candidate for secretary of state Carl Nett sent an ill-advised tweet — in which he jokes about using Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth for target practice.

I’m glad that many Republicans are rebuking the tweet, including the Scott County Republican Party which rescinded his invitation to speak at their Lincoln Day Dinner, but can’t understand why more of my fellow Republicans aren’t also calling for Nett, who later apologized, to withdraw from the race.

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