Dimple Ajmera, a member of Charlotte's City Council appointed in January by the other members of the City Council, recently made an outrageous statement that has many conservatives in Charlotte upset with her. In her own words, "Republicans that are supporting Trump, they should have no place on city council whatsoever or in the mayor’s race".
Dimple Ajmera is running for the At-Large seat on the city council and yet she seems unwilling to represent those who support President Trump. When you serve in public office, you represent 100% of your constituents, not just those who share your political beliefs. Her comments demonstrate an intolerance and disrespect for those with different views than her's.
The question for voters in Charlotte is whether the other members of the Charlotte City Council knew at the time they appointed Dimple Ajmera to the Council that she held such discriminatory and exclusionary views? She seems to be to be too extreme to lead the City of Charlotte.
Read more from the Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte City Council member Dimple Ajmera drew the ire of the local Republican Party after she said that Republicans who support Trump should not be leading local government.
“Republicans that are supporting Trump, they should have no place on city council whatsoever or in the mayor’s race,” Ajmera said on the news show Flashpoint on WCNC, which aired Sunday.
Ajmera, a Democrat, was appointed to the council in January to replace John Autry, who left council to join the N.C. General Assembly. Ajmera is running for one of four at-large seats this fall.
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