Councilman Nick Sortal tried to hide late-night Facebook messages he sent to a female Plantation resident after she criticized his recent behavior. Fortunately, screenshots of Sortal’s bizarre messages were provided to REDBROWARD. As we reported yesterday, Nick Sortal made a late-night phone to former supporter Susanna Bott after she asked him to quit his campaign for Mayor of Plantation. Sortal told Bott that accusations he made inappropriate sexual and racial remarks to a City of Plantation employee were “untrue.”
Sortal’s denials came just five days AFTER a Plantation City Council meeting where he admitted to making remarks about his penis and his satisfaction that “Plantation will never have a black mayor.”
In the now “unsent” Facebook message, Sortal claimed, “Their ‘facts’ are twisted and untrue. I am very upset about this. My [wife] was there. Can we please talk and would you hold off on posting until I get a fair chance to talk?”
“Their statements are not true!!” Sortal said.
In a second message, Sortal says his wife would have “slapped me silly right then and there.”
At some point after sending the messages to Bott, Sortal utilized a Facebook Messenger feature that allows a user to “unsend” a message.
Now, possibly unhinged.
Nick Sortal wants a “fair chance” to speak the truth?
On June 22, 2022, Nick Sortal opened the Plantation City Council meeting with a three minute statement. He had the floor. No interruptions.
During that three minutes, Sortal admitted, for the third time on the record, to making the inappropriate sexual and racial remarks.
Why did he admit to both comments if they were untrue?
He claimed he was being sarcastic when he told a black employee, “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor.” Nick Sortal said it was a tone deaf joke.
How can it be twisted if he admitted to it?
Why is Nick Sortal and his Council ally Denise Horland so desperate to keep the story under wraps?
The kids these days call it “gaslighting.”
Do they think intimidation tactics will keep Plantation residents from learning the truth?
Plantation voters deserve better, right?