Posted by on April 8, 2021 5:43 pm

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halcovage protest april 10 schuylkill county courthouse

Two Democrat groups have planned a second rally this Saturday in front of Schuylkill County Courthouse seeking the resignation or impeachment of Commissioner George Halcovage.

The Schuylkill County Democratic Women’s League and Schuylkill County Young Democrats are co-sponsoring the event. It’ll take place on the Courthouse steps from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.

Organizers tell The Canary that although the protest/rally is created by Democrats, the issues of “sexual assault and harassment” shouldn’t be partisan.

They write on the Facebook page advertising the rally: “Democrats, Independents, and Republicans must all stand together to take back our courthouse. No matter your political ideology—join us!”

An initial protest held on March 28 attracted around 10 people, an attendance figure likely kept low due to the awful weather that day.

Halcovage is one of several defendants named in a federal lawsuit filed last month by 4 Schuylkill County Courthouse employees alleging the Commissioner subjected them to sexual assault, harassment, and retaliation for speaking out about those workplace violations.

Several other Courthouse officials are named as defendants in the lawsuit for their complicity in Halcovage’s behavior over a nearly decade-long period.

The Commissioner, so far, has resisted calls and demands that he resign, including from Harrisburg lawmakers representing Schuylkill County who said they would follow the case and if proven guilty, they’d start impeachment proceedings in the State House of Representatives.

Halcovage denies all allegations against him.

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6 responses to Rally Saturday at Schuylkill County Courthouse Again Seeks Halcovage Resignation, Impeachment

  1. Rich Magnani April 8th, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    why aren’t these people at the Albany NY governor office demanding that Cuomo resign? Halcovage may be a prick, but he shouldn’t resign until Cuomo does

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    • Insider April 9th, 2021 at 10:06 am

      No relevance as usual.Give it up or move to Albany.

      Reply

  2. JohnDoe April 8th, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Everyone interested in this subject needs to educate them selves on what impeachmemt is. It is NOT being removed from office. Look it up.

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    • JustAGirl April 12th, 2021 at 11:12 pm

      Perhaps you should educate yourself on how to spell; themselves is one word. Also, if you want to get picky about what impeachment means, here’s a quick definition. “All Civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. Therefore, if found guilty, he will be impeached. However, in my humble opinion, he should just step down with some remaining shred of dignity because he’s BUSTED!

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  3. Doe-a-dear April 10th, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    “… 10 people, an attendance figure likely kept low due to the awful weather that day”…

    Yup, and when 12 show up this time..
    I guess it’ll be because of high wind & gas..

    Its all politics…

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    • Canary Commenter April 10th, 2021 at 2:57 pm

      Well, it was pretty sh***y weather that day. There were 15 on Saturday 😛

      Reply

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