(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Gov. Katie Hobbs’ (D-AZ) press secretary, Josselyn Berry, reportedly resigned after the governor received calls to sack her following a tweet that emphasized aiming weapons at “transphobes.”
On Wednesday, Berry’s resignation was initially reported on by reporters Dennis Welch and Peter Valencia of Arizona’s Family Stations.
#Breaking: @GovernorHobbs office has confirmed that press secretary @joss_berry has resigned this morning after posting this image on Twitter . Expect a full statement shortly. #azfamily pic.twitter.com/JOimLiWXj0
— Dennis Welch (@dennis_welch) March 29, 2023
As reported by Welch and Valencia, Berry’s message was taken down by Twitter. It was sent hours after a transgender biological woman, who has since been identified as the gunman, killed three children and three adults at a Tennessee Christian school on Monday.
The manifesto that the now-deceased murderer Audrey Hale, 28, is accused of writing was not made public, according to the local police.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said Nashville school shooting suspect Audrey Elizabeth Hale had an 'emotional disorder' and had purchased the weapons used in Monday's attack legally https://t.co/zzYYSUv4Dy pic.twitter.com/rfDfrmZ67r
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 29, 2023
According to Breitbart News, Berry uploaded a gif from the 1980 movie Gloria showing a lady holding two pistols. Berry’s account is now private. She wrote, “Us when we see transphobes,” with the gif.
As Berry published the article “[l]ess than 12 hours after the horrible shooting in Nashville by a crazed transgender activist,” the Arizona Freedom Caucus demanded that she be dismissed immediately.
Less than 12 hours after the tragic shooting in Nashville by a deranged transgender activist @katiehobbs’ Press Secretary calls for shooting people Democrats disagree with.
Calling for violence like this is un-American & never acceptable.@joss_berry should be fired immediately pic.twitter.com/wYHHkmsNNE
— Arizona Freedom Caucus (@AZFreedomCaucus) March 29, 2023
The Arizona Freedom Caucus commented, “Calling for violence like this is un-American & never appropriate.”
Tim Young, a political analyst and comedian said that Berry must be fired by Hobbs “for inciting gun violence following the Christian school shooting,” adding that if not, “she promotes the act… there’s no in between.”
Either @katiehobbs fires her comms person for encouraging gun violence after the Christian school shooting or she endorses the act… there's no in between. pic.twitter.com/T3p3bmVw2o
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 29, 2023
No other course of action “will be acceptable,” The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh tweeted, adding that Berry must be fired “immediately” and that “any Republican would be fired for this in an instant.” Walsh also said that he is “done with the double standard.”
Really? This is what your press secretary thinks about this tragedy. Fire her immediately. No other answer will be acceptable. pic.twitter.com/cAW3pdROsS
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 29, 2023
Despite agreeing with Walsh that a Republican or conservative “would be personally & professionally destroyed” if they “made light of a mass shooting & called for more violence,” Arizona Republican Kari Lake deviated from the Freedom Caucus and Walsh in calling for Hobbs’s dismissal, claiming conservatives do not embrace cancel culture.
If a conservative made light of a mass shooting & called for more violence, they’d be personally & professionally destroyed.
But a member of Katie Hobbs’ staff did just that & the media is silent.
We don't partake in cancel culture – but the media’s bias has never been clearer. pic.twitter.com/UwUk7AMPZU
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 29, 2023
She continued, “we don’t participate in cancel culture, but the media’s prejudice has never been more apparent.”
Hobbs’ secretary resigns after an apparent controversial tweet about ‘transphobes.’
Gov. Katie Hobbs' press secretary just resigned after she called for shooting people Democrats disagree with less than 12 hours after a targeted attack against a Christian school in Nashville.
The @AZFreedomCaucus was at the forefront of bringing attention to this disgusting act pic.twitter.com/jl0gzOdiGx
— State Freedom Caucus Network (@SFC_Network) March 29, 2023
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