A Bethel Board of Education candidate has withdrawn from the race after a social media post making fun of his child. The Newstimes reports that Rick Magee also resigned his seat on the Energy Conservation Commission. A photo of the Democrat's 4-year old was posted to a Facebook forum by former resident Matt Paulsen.
The child was wearing a pink Peppa the Pig hat, but Paulsen called it a“pussy hat,” which was popular at the Women’s March.
The post was removed at the request of the Republican Town Committee chairman after an uproar. Paulsen apologize to Magee, calling it an offhanded remark and thoughtless, acknowledging that candidates’ children should be off-limits.
It's too late to be removed from the ballot, but Magee says he's no longer campaigning.