Third Halcovage Protest Planned for Saturday in Pottsville
During the first protest in front of the Schuylkill County Courthouse in March, organizers told us they’d be coming back regularly to voice their support for County Commissioner George Halcovage’s removal from office.
And this Saturday, they’ll stick to their word once again, coming back for a third protest. Like the previous two – the last one held on April 10 – they’re calling for either the resignation or impeachment of Halcovage.
They continue, knowing that neither is going to happen any time soon.
This Saturday’s protest is planned for noon at the Courthouse steps along Laurel Boulevard and 2nd St. in Pottsville. The event is being “co-sponsored” by the Schuylkill County Democratic Women’s League and Schuylkill County Young Democrats.
Halcovage Protest Planned for April 24 in Pottsville
It’s been a little more than a month since 4 Jane Doe plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit against Halcovage. They claim the County Commissioner sexually harassed them – among several charges – over a period of years at the Courthouse and even outside work.
And it’s been a couple weeks now since a flurry of local politicians called for Halcovage’s resignation. Even the local daily newspaper called for Halcovage to resign, a very rare, bold move from them.
But after all that, plus the two previous public protests, absolutely nothing has changed. And it’s unlikely to change for quite a while.
It really seems unlikely that Halcovage will resign. Even the protestors admit that’s a long shot.
The calls for him to resign from his fellow politicians? That was all for show. They knew more than anyone that he wasn’t going to quit.
And the same state legislators who called on Halcovage to quit have even said they’re willing to wait out the results of a potential federal civil trial before they begin the impeachment process in Harrisburg.