When Cassy McWade was involved in an automobile accident inÂ Asheville, North Carolina, she called her mechanic to pick her up and haul her vehicle back to his shop. About an hour later,Â Ken Shupe, owner of Shupee Max Towing arrived on the scene and began hooking up McWade’s car to his truck. The entire process came to a screeching halt when Shupe saw what was on the back of her car.
McWade, whoÂ suffers from several health conditions, also suffers from being a Bernie Sanders supporter, and described the interaction with Shupe as follows:
â€œHe goes around back and comes back and says, â€˜I canâ€™t tow you.’ My first instinct was there must be something wrong with the car, and he says, â€˜No, youâ€™re a Bernie supporter.â€™ And I was like, â€˜Wait â€” really?â€™ And he says, â€˜Yes maâ€™am,â€™ and just walks away.â€
Mr Shupe says that he does not regret his decision in the slighest, and even if she was disabled, he would not have towed her car. He backs up his actions by claming that God spoke to him and instructed him on how to handle the situation.
â€œSomething came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and He just said, â€˜Get in the truck and leave.’ And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.â€
Shupe suggested that he had a religious right to refuse service to Ms. McWade and went on to explain thatÂ â€œEvery business dealing in recent history with a socialist-minded person I have not gotten paid,â€ Shupe said. â€œI own this truck. It says, â€˜Shupee,â€™ not â€˜freebie.â€™ Every time I deal with these people I get â€˜Bernedâ€™ with a â€˜eâ€™ â€” not a â€˜uâ€™.â€
Mr. Shupe’s actions didn’t go unnoticed. After his story hit social media, keyboard warriors from all over the country have caused complete devastation.Â A quick Google search of “Shupee Max Towing” will reveal that over the course of 24 hours, the ratings for his company have plummeted drastically.
Do you think Mr. Shupe was justified in his actions? This woman commented on his Facebook profile with this to say: