Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a statement regarding his resignation from the Comic Cowboys Mardi Gras group.
Mayor Stimpson said, “After viewing the Comic Cowboys parade, I resigned as a member because of my concerns that their satire has divided our community. As mayor, my heart’s desire is One Mobile which is all about unifying the city. If my membership in any organization is a hindrance to that mission, then it’s no longer in my best interest to be a member. Like all elected officials, I must respect the right of our citizens to peaceably assemble and exercise their right to free speech. But I do not condone divisive or discriminatory language. I have also spoken with the leadership of the Comic Cowboys and shared my concerns with them. My goal going forward is to make sure they have less and less material for their satire.”
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