After waking him up from his nap, the State Attorney apologized for sending an angry email to the Councilman.
After a campaigning Salt Lake City politician woke him up from a nap by banging on his door last weekend, a Utah state attorney apologized for writing an expletive-filled email to him.
Darin Mano, an LGBT politician running for the first Asian American seat on the Salt Lake City Council, received the email from Assistant Utah Attorney General Steven Wuthrich.
“I will do all in my power to ensure that you are never elected to a position higher than dog catcher. I despise you. I despise your family…. Please perish and go to hell,” reads the email.
On Tuesday, Wuthrich apologized, and Mano responded, thanking Wuthrich for assuring him that his family was secure. He went on to say that any disciplinary action would be handled by the Utah attorney general’s office and the bar association.
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Mano knocked on Wuthrich’s door Saturday looking for someone else living there who is a registered voter, either Wuthrich’s wife or roommate, Mano told The Salt Lake Tribune. Wuthrich sent the email after Mano knocked on his door Saturday looking for someone else living there who is a registered voter, either Wuthrich’s wife or roommate.
Mano was appointed to the City Council and is currently running for re-election. He is a father of four and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Wuthrich’s remark astonished and disturbed him, he told KSTU-TV.
“It was difficult not to be perplexed as to why the email was so aggressive,” Mano added.
In his apologies, Wuthrich stated that he regrets the email’s “ferocity and language” and that he does not desire any harm to Mano or his family.
He remarked, “I’m taking efforts to assess my reaction and find measures to make sure nothing like this happens again.”
The Utah attorney general’s office has stated that the incident is being taken seriously and that officials are contemplating future action.