New Jersey Mayor Betsy Driver is facing backlash from conservatives after she condemned President Trump and compared his supporters to “christian zealots” who want to “enact the Christian version of Sharia law” on her private Facebook account. The post was leaked and posted on the Hunterdon GOP’s website on Saturday.
“This is day one of the new SCOTUS terms – the religious zealots want to enact the Christian version of Sharia law,” reads the post. “If you voted for the orange monster with COVID, go f— yourself. If you plan on voting for him again, unfriend me and go f— yourself again.”
Republican leaders across New Jersey are calling for the resignation of Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver for a vitriolic facebook post that bashes President Trump and his followers
New Jersey’s Republican leaders are now calling for her resignation, saying it is “shameful” and “insulting.”
Gabe Plumer, Hunterdon GOP Chair, who also shared the post online said in a statement, “Your statement is antithetical to the principles of representative democracy.”
“It is further proof that you do not represent the people of Flemington, the character of Hunterdon County, and the values of at least part of the Democrat party,” he added.
Former Assemblyman and a current candidate for NJ governor Jack Ciattarelli also tweeted on Saturday as a response to the post, that he stands with Chairman Plumer with his call for the mayor’s resignation.
What has become of us? The vitriolic language of Mayor Driver is totally unacceptable. By any elected official, it has no place whatsoever in the public discourse. I join with Chairman Plumer in calling for Driver’s resignation & urge leaders across our state to do the same.
— Jack Ciattarelli (@Jack4NJ) October 10, 2020
Fox News reports:
Driver, who is part of the LGBTQ community, has pushed back on calls for her to resign, telling TAPinto that her shared post was cropped and was originally in response to an NPR article from earlier this month regarding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito being against same-sex marriage.
She said that the Hunterdon County GOP calling for her resignation by using a cropped image of the original post “speaks volumes to their ongoing dishonesty and duplicity.”
“That they are triggered and clutching their pearls over my being upset and angry at the threats to my LGBTQ family by a Supreme Court enabled by their support of a president who is hate-filled and unhinged every day is sad,” Driver said. “It reflects their privilege that refuses to acknowledge America’s diversity and their own intolerance of anyone who disagrees with them.”