BY ASHLEIGH MILLS KENTUCKY
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a three-to-three vote in the Metro Council Public Safety Committee Wednesday, the resolution to express ‘no confidence’ in Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will next go forward to a vote in full Metro Council. However, since it is tied, it moves on with no recommendation.
What You Need To Know
- Resolution to express ‘no confidence’ in Fischer to go to full Metro Council
- Resolution tied in Public Safety Committee
- Does not forcefully remove Fischer, encourages him to resign
- Fischer does not show any intention of resigning
Conversation between committee members turned to sports analogies.
“It makes no sense to change the coach when you’re at the Super Bowl and it’s the half,” began Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-District 4). “Colleagues, I’m not making light of the fact. I do think we are in a worldwide Super Bowl right now, in the global pandemic that every elected official in America is trying to process, and we also have the cry for racial justice in our nation which every elected official, I hope, is focused on. We have the horrific killing of Breonna Taylor in our hometown, and we’re the epicenter of much of these discussions.”
To that, Councilman Kevin Kramer (R-District 11) replied, “You have a coach like I don’t know, we can use real names if you want to, a UofL coach who was here a couple of years ago and was having a really hard time. At some point, the athletic director had to say ‘enough is enough.’ You lose enough games, you lose enough confidence in your players…that’s why he left. He couldn’t get his players to perform on the field anymore, because his players completely lost confidence in him. Enough is enough.”
The resolution was filed weeks ago by members of Metro Council’s Republican Caucus. Fischer has called the move a political scheme with partisan motivations and shows no intention of resigning.