Knight critic offers congratulations – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Political Agitator’s response: Again Mayor Combs has allowed Sam Battle to directly attack 2 councilmen. No he didn’t call their names but hell unless one has no damn brains they didn’t know who Sam was addressing. Reading this article it was clear that the reporter knew who Sam was talking about so why in the hell would anyone else not know? Andre could have addressed him but he did not, hell I would have since the mayor continues to allow Sam to go there. The mayor said he didn’t know who Sam was addressing. Really? But Sam didn’t stop there and then after being called out by the mayor after Lois Watkins brought the rules to the mayor attention, Sam then attacked OIC and again hell everyone knew who he was talking about. Reuben Blackwell checked him again like he did the last meeting. It is just obvious that Mayor Combs is not going to hold to the rules he read when time for public comment. Yes it is time for him to go home and since he will do in November maybe that is why he allow Sam to do what he does. Video coming soon and you can see it for yourself. Oh Sam did speak to me tonight and so did Randy Adcox who did not speak during the public comments.

The public speaking phase of Monday evening’s Rocky Mount City Council meeting became a bit bizarre, with a critic of Ward 1 Councilman Andre Knight offering his congratulations to the 16-year incumbent having won re-election to another term in the Oct. 8 municipal election.

Samuel Battle, who is a regular at the speaker’s podium at council meetings, noted he had congratulated Knight the night the election results came in.

At the same time, Battle said his understanding was Knight said “that God said he wouldn’t make your enemy your footstool.”

Battle told Knight, “First of all, I’m not your enemy and I am surely not under your foot” and added he is a long way from being under anybody’s foot.

He said his belief is that no matter who wins or loses, he still will want the best for the community, but he noted he has the right to support any candidate he wants.

“So if you feel that I’m under your feet, rest assured that it’s not the case,” he said.

As Battle was speaking, Councilwoman Lois Watkins pointed out . . . (Read More)

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