Mini-Revolt? Southern City Tells Hillary and Bill Clinton ‘Stay Out’

After the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign staff attempted to use the fire department and its resources in the city of Logan, West Virginia for the Hillary and Bill Clinton visits to the area, fire department brass telephoned the Mayor of Logan and angrily complained about the planned photo opportunity for Hillary’s campaign.

The anger on the part of the firefighters stems from a March 13, 2014 Democratic Town Hall event in Ohio. Hillary Clinton proudly boasted, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

“Mrs. Clinton hasn’t seemed to learn that while she’s addressing one group — in this case climate change fanatics — members of another group may be listening,” said former police officer and volunteer fireman Gordon “Gordo” Johnson. “It’s obvious she was trying to outflank socialist Bernie Sanders on the left since the environmental fanatics are a large part of the Democratic base,” he added.

When news arrived that the Clinton campaign wished visit the city, Logan officials then took matters into their own hands and sent an e-mail sent to Mike Browning, a representative for Senator Joe Manchin.

Logan officials have reacted to Hillary Clinton and her statement by informing Senator Manchin of their feelings towards her stance on the coal industry and do not want the Clintons within Logan city limits.

Bill Clinton was scheduled to visit Logan and Charleston on Sunday April 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton was scheduled to visit Williamson, WV on Monday May 01, 2016. More campaign stops are scheduled in West Virginia, but the details have still not been released.

The e-mail sent to the state’s leading politicos stated the following:


While we appreciate all that you and Senator Manchin’s office have done for the City Of Logan over the years we must make the following statement:

Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town.  Mrs. Clinton’s anti-coal messages are the last thing our suffering town needs at this point.  The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.  We wish them the best in their campaign, however we again state they are not welcome on our city properties.  We hope that you will respectfully consider NOT visiting our community.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  I am writing this on behalf of the City Of Logan. Logan officials feel that the Clintons will not adequately support the well-being of its voters.

Hillary Clinton, who is considered a liar by a majority of Americans, including many Democrats, claims her comments in March were a “misstatement,” and that she has been talking about helping out coal country “for a very long time,” according to a Monday news story. 

“What I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs,” Clinton said Monday. “That’s what I meant to say, and I think that that seems to be supported by the facts. I didn’t mean that we were going to do it, what I said was, that is going to happen unless we take action to try to and help and prevent it.”

“Once again Hillary Clinton is lying publicly and she’s showing her true nature. Her statement about destroying the coal industry was clear and she said it enthusiastically. A misstatement? I think not,” noted former firefighter and fire marshal Donald Kirkland.


Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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