New Jersey mayor’s Fb publish blasting Trump and his supporters prompts outcry

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Supporters of President Donald Trump wait to enter a campaign rally Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at John P. Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pa. (AP)


A New Jersey mayor has come underneath hearth for a personal Fb publish that condemned President Donald Trump and likened his supporters to “non secular zealots” who wish to “enact the Christian model of Sharia regulation.”

The publish, allegedly from Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver, was shared Saturday on the Hunterdon GOP’s web site.

“That is day one of many new SCOTUS phrases – the non secular zealots wish to enact the Christian model of Sharia regulation,” the publish reads. “If you happen to voted for the orange monster with COVID, go f— your self. If you happen to plan on voting for him once more, unfriend me and go f— your self once more.”

Supporters of President Donald Trump wait to enter a campaign rally Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at John P. Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pa. (AP)

Supporters of President Donald Trump wait to enter a marketing campaign rally Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at John P. Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pa. (AP)

Hunterdon GOP Chair Gabe Plumer, who shared the publish on-line, derided it as “shameful” and “insulting,” and referred to as on Driver to resign.

“Your assertion is antithetical to the ideas of consultant democracy,” Plumer wrote in a assertion. “It’s additional proof that you don’t signify the individuals of Flemington, the character of Hunterdon County, and the values of no less than a part of the Democrat social gathering.”

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Jack Ciattarelli, a former assemblyman and candidate for New Jersey Governor, tweeted Saturday that he joins “Chairman Plumer in calling for Driver’s resignation & (urges) leaders throughout our state to do the identical.”

Driver, who’s a part of the LGBTQ group, has pushed again on requires her to resign, telling TAPinto that her shared publish was cropped and was initially in response to an NPR article from earlier this month concerning Supreme Courtroom Justice Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito being in opposition to same-sex marriage.

She mentioned that the Hunterdon County GOP calling for her resignation by utilizing a cropped picture of the unique publish “speaks volumes to their ongoing dishonesty and duplicity.”

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“That they’re triggered and clutching their pearls over my being upset and offended on the threats to my LGBTQ household by a Supreme Courtroom enabled by their help of a president who’s hate-filled and unhinged day by day is gloomy,” Driver mentioned. “It displays their privilege that refuses to acknowledge America’s variety and their very own intolerance of anybody who disagrees with them.”



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