WJBK - In wake of the scandal alleging Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, or someone who sounds like him, had been recorded making offensive and cruel comments towards people who have intellectual disabilities, Michigan's Lt. Governor Brian Calley is commenting on the matter and taking action.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, surprised to see us at his door step Sunday evening. This was the first time we've seen the Mayor on camera since those recordings had been released, alleging that the Mayor or at least someone who sounds like him, made cruel comments towards people who are mentally challenged.
In the past week, the Mayor has stated on social media that he did not make those comments.
Now, the Lt. Governor of Michigan is commenting on social media as well and doing his part to help the cause.
Brian Calley wrote, "I rarely ask for things to be shared, but I want to make an exception here and ask that you please consider sharing and donating to this effort. While I have heard and seen many offensive things in my life, I have never, ever heard such a vile and horrendous disregard for the value and worth of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities."
The Lt. Governor has started a GoFundMe page called "The Arc."
Brian Calley is calling for everyone to help "The Arc" of Michigan run an anti-stigma campaign, demonstrating and communicating the beauty and value in all people.
Mayor Fouts quickly shut the door in our faces, not having anything to say.
Now after we left his home Sunday evening, Mayor Fouts called me about an hour later, standing firm that he did not make those comments. He went on to say he would also contribute and donate to the Lt. Governor's GoFundMe page.