Kie Westby, a Republican State Central Committee member from Southbury who is running for U.S. Senate, released this video today calling on Congressman Chris Murphy, D-5th District, the frontrunner in the race, to drop out and resign his seat in the House.
Westby’s contention is that Murphy is usurping the First Amendment of the Constitution with respect to freedom of religion.
Though he doesn’t say it directly, Westby appears to be alluding to the controversy over President Obama’s mandate that religiously-affiliated employers cover contraception in their health care plans.
A message seeking comment was left with Murphy’s campaign manager, Kenny Curran.
And just who is Kie Westby and why is he running?
Hearst Connecticut Newspapers recently profiled Westby, as well as fellow Republicans Brian K. Hill and Peter Lumaj, for a series of vignettes that will run next week.