"Short of Womick's resignation," the newspaper wrote in an editorial, "we call on the state and local Republican Party to rebuke him for his extremist remarks. If nobody speaks up, we consider them complicit by their silence."
For an elected official to say these things is reckless and indefensible, and for elected leaders to sit quietly is embarrassing to Rutherford County and all of Middle Tennessee. This is discrimination at its worst, no different than what America did to black Americans in treating them as second-class citizens. Will Womick try next to take away Muslim voting rights?