Four members of the Clackamas County Commissioners Council released a statement criticizing Commissioner Mark Shull’s Facebook post.
Clackamas County Board Chairman Tootie Smith and Commissioners Sonya Fischer, Paul Savas and Martha Schrader post the following statement regarding a recent article by Commissioner Mark Shull on his personal Facebook account comparing COVID vaccine checks- 19 to the horrific crimes and atrocities that the Jewish community faced during the Holocaust:
“We want to make it clear to our residents and employees of Clackamas County that there is no room for hatred and bigotry on the County Council of Commissioners or in the County.
“To our members of the Jewish community and others who are traumatized by Mark Shull’s statements, we will hold you on hold and do everything in our power as counsel to help you heal and make sure may Clackamas County be a safe place for everyone.
“We recognize that the Facebook post rejected the horror that the Jewish community and so many others experienced during the Holocaust and that it was released just three weeks after a hate crime on our campus where a Nazi swastika was painted on our sidewalk. We want to be clear that our riding and we, as commissioners, condemn anti-Semitism, racism and fanaticism. Mark Shull’s post does not reflect the values of Clackamas County or this council.
“We appreciate the outreach of the Greater Portland Jewish Federation and look forward to their collaboration in this matter. We are committed to building a County of Clackamas where people thrive, have a sense of security, connection and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness of diversity that they bring.