Forget Clintonian, Plantation City Councilman Nick Sortal has gone full Richard Nixon in a bizarre Thursday afternoon email to the HR department. Earlier in the day, REDBROWARD reported how Democrat Sortal employed Clintonian tactics by attacking the longtime black female deputy clerk as a liar after her complaint against Sortal. The whistleblower claimed Sortal made inappropriate sexual and racial remarks to her at City Hall. In one remark, Sortal said “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor.”
An official document prepared by City officials stated that Sortal admitted making the comments. On Thursday, Sortal told the Sun-Sentinel the whistleblower lied about the racial comment. Sortal said the allegation that he also made a racial comment to [the deputy clerk] is “a lie. That never, ever happened. I’m not that kind of person.”
“I feel it’s all about politics,” Sortal said. “I want to keep my focus. I’m not getting down in the mud. That’s not who I am.”
Earlier today, REDBROWARD published the memorandum. Sortal admits to making the comments as well as stating he was friends with employee for four years. The whistleblower even stated how Sortal blamed Stoner for her lack of promotion to the City Clerk position.
So why would the whistleblower lie about Sortal?
Well, now Sortal says the whistleblower was not lying.
Two hours after REDBROWARD published the memorandum, Nick Sortal sent a bizarre email to the City of Plantation Human Resources department.
I would like this added to the file regarding conversations between [the whistleblower] and me.
It is true.
Then, Nick Sortal claims he went to see the whistleblower after she failed to get a promotion.
Sortal claims the whistleblower said, “Stoner is a racist.”
First,Sortal admits to making the inappropriate sexual and racial comments. He says it will not happen again.
After the remarks are made public, Sortal tells a student reporter the comments are “inaccurate.”
One day later, Sortal tells the Sun-Sentinel the accusation is a “lie.”
Two hours later, Sortal goes back to admitting everything but wants you to think his opponent is a racist too.
This behavior is unhinged. Unprofessional. Misogynistic.
Every time Sortal says something a labor attorney sees dollar signs. Dollar signs financed by Plantation taxpayers.
And Nick Sortal still wants to be the Mayor?
The emperor truly has no clothes.