WATCH: State Rep. Bob Godfrey Calls Danbury 'Dumping Ground for Poor and Ethnic Minorities'

By Wendy Ann Mitchell               

DANBURY, CT — Deputy Speaker and State Representative Bob Godfrey is under fire for calling cities "dumping grounds for poor people and ethnic minorities." Emanuela Palmares, his opponent, a candidate for the 110th General Assembly District, and members of the community, reacted to his statement.

“We are offended as an entire community within the 110th that Mr. Godfrey would use such toxic and divisive language to describe the City of Danbury. It is clear how out of touch he is and why we need a change on November 8th,” said Palmares.