New Jersy Mayor Betsy Driver is facing criticism for a private Facebook post attacking President Trump and compared his supporters to “religious zealots” who want to “enact the Christian version of Sharia law.”
The Flemington Mayor allegedly wrote, “This is day one of the new SCOTUS terms – the religious zealots want to enact the Christian version of Sharia law. If you voted for the orange monster with COVID, go f*ck yourself. If you plan of voting for him again, unfriend me and go f*ck yourself again.”
The post was later shared on the Hunterdon GOP’s website.
Hunterdon GOP Chair Gabe Plumer was outraged by the post calling it “shameful” and “insulting” and demanded Driver resign immediately.
“Your statement is antithetical to the principles of representative democracy,” Plumer stated. “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 Democratic party.”
A former assemblyman and candidate for New Jersey Governor, Jack Ciattarelli, agreed with Chairman Plumer in a tweet by also calling for Driver’s resignation and urged “leaders across our state to do the same.”
Driver claims that her shared post was manipulated and was originally in response to an NPR article regarding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito being against same-sex marriage. She says the image of the post was cropped and that the Hunterdon County GOP calling for her resignation “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,” said Driver. “It reflects their privilege that refuses to acknowledge America’s diversity and their own intolerance of anyone who disagrees with them.”