Senator Weinberg Calls for Asm. Space to Resign
TEANECK, N.J. — State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) is joining calls for Republican Assemblyman Parker Space (R-25) to resign following the publication of a recording of Space calling his Democratic opponent Kate Matteson a “bitch”. Earlier today, Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee Executive Director Mark Matzen publicly called for Space to drop out of the race and resign, citing both the misogynistic comment and his refusal to apologize for posing in front of a Confederate Flag.
“Parker Space’s conduct is absolutely disgusting and his continued presence in the legislature is an insult to not only every woman who serves in public office, but all of the millions of women in our state,” said Sen. Weinberg. “No woman deserves to be spoken about the way Space described Kate Matteson, with a vulgar and offensive term that is far beneath the dignity of his office. Women in politics have been the subject of far too many insults, especially over the last year, and now is the time for all of us to draw a line in the sand and stand against hate and misogyny by demanding Parker Space’s resignation. I would hope that women in his own party would stand up and criticize this kind of behavior.”