A New Jersey Mayor is in hot water over some choice words for the President and his supporters.
Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver went on a Facebook tirade calling President Trump an “orange monster” and calling right-leaning Supreme Court justices “religious zealots”.
She went on to say the Supreme Court will enact the “Christian version of Shariah law” and that 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.”
Driver has now deleted the post but this hasn’t stopped New Jersey GOP leaders from responding with calls for her resignation.
The Hunterdon County Republican Chairman Gabe Plumer issued a statement saying it “is time for Betsy Driver to resign”:
Like many of you, I had the unfortunate task today of reading a particularly shameful and insulting public statement from Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver. (Provided below for reference)
While I don’t quite know where to begin, I do know where to end: Mayor Driver, you should resign and you should do it now. 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 a part of the Democrat party. While I trust Republicans agree with me, I also call on Freeholder Candidate Heller and all current Flemington candidates to join me and many others in a bipartisan call for Mayor Driver’s immediate resignation.
This election will soon pass and the business of governing will and should again become the focus of our elected officials. And painting over blue lines with orange monsters is no way to govern. It is time for Betsy Driver to resign.
New Jersey GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt cited that 43% of Driver’s constituents voted for Trump in his statement:
“President Trump earned nearly 43% of the vote amongst Mayor Driver’s constituents,” said NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt. “I think we all know she will never step down, but is it too much to ask for her to apologize? Her comments are bigoted and hateful and quite frankly the silence on the left speaks to the character of party leaders like Tom Malinowski and Phil Murphy who lack the courage to stand up to people in their own party.”
Driver has not apologized but instead called those offended by it triggered and called the Hunterdon GOP “dishonest” (FOX NEWS):
“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.”
Driver – who considers herself “intersex” — is a former segment producer for CBS News who was narrowly elected Mayor of Flemington in 2018.