SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) _ Former Gov. Joe Kernan is criticizing the South Bend Common Council, accusing members of losing their focus and getting caught up in distracting issues and petty squabbles.
The man elected three times as South Bend's mayor says the council is wasting its time on the distractions. Kernan didn't name names, but says what led him to call a news conference Wednesday was a retweet last month by Councilman Henry Davis Jr. critical of Republicans. That came within days of council President Oliver Davis dismissing misconduct charges against Henry Davis Jr. after some city residents complained when Davis posted an explicit photo on Facebook.
Henry Davis Jr. on Wednesday declined comment on Kernan's comment. Oliver Davis, who is not related to Henry Davis Jr., called Kernan's comments “shabby.''