Pierce spokeswoman quits over domestic violence comments

Stacey Kafka

Portland, Ore. – A spokeswoman for GOP gubernatorial nominee Dr. Bud Pierce has left the campaign due to a comment the candidate made about domestic violence during the Portland City Club debate.

The Portland Tribune reports Peirce said, “A woman that has great education and training and a great job is not susceptible to this kind of abuse by men.” The comment was made after Governor Kate Brown disclosed that she had been a victim of domestic violence.

Former Pierce campaign spokeswoman Stacey Kafka said in a statement, “As a woman I was offended by the comments at the Portland City Club Debate, which is why I resigned from the campaign. To me this isn’t about politics, it’s about my moral values. Domestic violence is something that I believe impacts all socioeconomic classes of people. The victims are not to be blamed for these situations.”

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