Former Danbury Mayor Attributes Gov. Lamont’s Controversial Comment to Sense of Humor
Last week, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont was speaking to NPR about the possibility of coronavirus passports and said:
These are the ways that people are beginning to think about the nature of a vaccination passport, or vaccination authentication, we've got to make sure we do it respecting civil liberties and people's privacy, but I think you are going to see a lot of innovative ideas coming out of it.
It will give a lot more people an incentive to get vaccinated. If you are a white male Republican and you feel a little grumpy about getting vaccinated, maybe NASCAR says you've got to be vaccinated to come in and see a race.
The comment was met with some backlash by leadership in the Nutmeg State.
Mark Boughton is the former Mayor of Danbury, CT and currently works in Lamont's administration as CT's Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services. Mark Boughton was a guest on the Ethan and Lou Show on Friday (3/26/21) and we asked the white male Republican NASCAR fan what he thought of the Governor's comments. He had this to say:
"You know the Governor has a great sense of humor and he likes to joke around because I just got off the phone with him, we were talking about NASCAR, we're going to a race this summer. We're going to shake some hands."
Boughton continued later saying:
"I don't think he really meant anything more, you know he was just having a good time and people shouldn't, you know, take it and be offended. Everybody today is a victim and everybody always getting insulted about everything. He's just having fun."
You can hear the entire segment with Boughton about CT Governor Ned Lamont below.