Doormen need to be able to open doors, and occasionally maybe hail a cab --- only a lunatic fringe would select a marginal somebody, like such a doorman, to run a major Republican Club in the old Silk Stocking District of Manhattan
Now, any Republican candidate running in Brooklyn in 2020 will suffer the fallout of a very public conniption fit by an obviously unhinged doorman
What it comes down to is that some of Bay Ridge's leading politically active citizens expressed their outrage at Reilly for being a willing acolyte for an Alt-Right bunch of thugs and street hooligans called the "Proud Boys," who used an opportunity provided to them by Reilly to break some heads in front of the Metropolitan Republican Club.
In an obvious blunder of mammoth proportions, Ricki-Ticki-Reilly has gone off on a toot --- He and some Canal Street area shyster named Dennis Houdek decided that they will try to sue a Democrat State Senator, several of his supporters, and a couple of Democrat affiliated organizations in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for something that was clearly fair comment and constitutionally protected free speech --- Furthermore, what was said might have hurt the professional doorholder's feelings, but none of it caused him any damage whatsoever
This guy Reilly is an example of everything that is now very wrong with the GOP in NYC in general, and the Brooklyn GOP in particular. This clown Reilly had a close association with both former State Senator Marty Golden and Golden's Chief of Staff Jerry Kassar, who is now the NYS Conservative Party Chairman.
Reilly's patently frivolous, vexatious, and ill-considered lawsuit might well allow an in depth inquiry into many of the more outrageous things that Golden's staff, on which Ian Walsh Reilly had served, and the Golden-Ghorra faction of the Brooklyn GOP have been up to these last couple of years.....