Republicans call for Governor Katie Hobbs’ press secretary to be fired for ‘despicable tweet’ citing gun violence
A group of Arizona GOP state lawmakers have called for the immediate firing of Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs’ press secretary for a tweet citing gun violence against “transphobes.”
Hobbs spokesperson Josselyn Berry posted the offensive tweet Monday, just hours after Audrey Hale, who was transgender, shot and killed three adults and three children at a Christian elementary school in Nashville.
The tweet included a GIF from the 1980 movie “Gloria,” showing a woman wielding two handguns.
“Us when we see transphobes,” Berry captioned the image in the tweet.
“Less than 12 hours after tragic shooting in Nashville by deranged transgender activist [Hobbs’] Press secretary calls for shooting people Democrats disagree with, Arizona Freedom Caucus tweeted tuesday.
The state’s group of conservative Republican lawmakers added that Berry should be fired for the social media post.
“Calling for violence like this is un-American and never acceptable. [Berry] should be fired immediately,” the GOP group added, noting in a follow-up post that Berry’s “vile tweet encouraging violence” had not been taken down after millions of views and widespread condemnation.
Hobbs’ office did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.
It’s unclear whether Twitter will take action against Berry’s account.
New York Post