George Langdon IV is a Republican New York GOP that resigned from office a few days ago after he was caught on camera saying that gay people should be sent off to an island where they would be left perish.
The video was reshared on Twitter and other social media, which led to Langdon resigning following a protest. The Albany County legislature now plans to censure him in the upcoming session, which would be the first time one of the legislature members has been shut down.
Langdon issued a statement following his resignation in which he apologized to all that were hurt by his ‘rash and thoughtless statements’.
“It was never my intention to single-out or target anyone. I truly believe every individual should have the right to life and liberty in their pursuit of happiness.” – the statement further adds.
My below statement on the recently announced resignation of Albany County Legislator George Langdon: pic.twitter.com/SzivR3Zxjr
— Dan McCoy-CountyExec (@MCCoyCountyExec) April 5, 2021
BREAKING: Albany County legislator George Langdon IV resigned Monday afternoon, less than a week after a video surfaced of Langdon making homophobic remarks at a seminar in New Scotland. https://t.co/GkI3f94ky7
— Times Union (@timesunion) April 5, 2021
Thank you to all from our community for speaking out and loudly that George Langdon’s ignorance, bigotry and hate will not be tolerated in Albany Countyhttps://t.co/uV7Sw0kALw
— Dustin Reidy (@DustinReidy) April 5, 2021
— alexis (@A_Tipp_) April 6, 2021