NH GOP Congressman Martin Harty Resigns After Saying Disabled Are ‘Defective’ And ‘Should Be Shipped Off To Siberia’.

March 14, 2011


Martin Harty has resigned after comments he made last week regarding the disabled gained national media attention.

A community health program manager got a surprise when she e-mailed Congressman Hartylast week to ask him about why he had voted to cut money from mental health programs. The Congressman told her that society would be better without disabled people and mentally ill people because they are ‘defective’, and we ‘should ship disabled people to Siberia’.

“Sorry my big mouth caused this furor,” Harty said in his resignation letter, according to The New Hampshire Union-Leader.

Read about his comments here;


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