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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 01:13 PM Mar 2023

Gov. Hobbs' secretary resigns after apparent controversial tweet about 'transphobes'

Source: ABC 15

PHOENIX — The press secretary for Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has resigned after a controversial social media post earlier this week.

Josselyn Berry reportedly sent a tweet with an image Monday that appeared to suggest violence toward “transphobes” following Monday’s deadly school shooting. Police said the shooter, who waskilled during the incident, was transgender.

Berry’s account, which the tweet was reportedly sent from, has since been switched to a private account but does publicly show Berry’s connection to the governor’s office.

The office's communications director confirmed to ABC15 that Berry resigned from her position Tuesday night.

Read more: https://www.abc15.com/news/state/gov-hobbs-secretary-resigns-after-apparent-controversial-tweet-about-transphobes

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Ford_Prefect

(8,099 posts)
1. Try This link. It worked for me while the one above reports "Page Not Found".
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 01:21 PM
Mar 2023

[link:https://www.abc15.com/news/state/gov-hobbs-secretary-resigns-after-apparent-controversial-tweet-about-transphobes|




The Office of Governor Hobbs released the following statement:

"The Governor does not condone violence in any form. This administration holds mutual respect at the forefront of how we engage with one another. The post by the Press Secretary is not reflective of the values of the administration. The Governor has received and accepted the resignation of the Press Secretary."

NullTuples

(6,017 posts)
2. Like we don't have troubles enough. Why would she do this to us?
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 01:23 PM
Mar 2023

The tweet is a screenshot from a movie or show, of a woman with blond hair holding two pistols and pointing them at whatever she's looking at off-camera. Berry's caption reads, "Us when we see transphobes".

Needless to say, Republicans, conservative Christian leaders, TERFs & the like are having a field day with it and using it to prove trans people (Berry is not trans, btw) as a group are violent.

ZonkerHarris

(24,639 posts)
4. dumb post, good she resigned. once again Dems hold our own people accountable while the GOP
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 01:24 PM
Mar 2023

never do.
IF someone tells you both parties are the same you get to slap them

IronLionZion

(46,025 posts)
6. It's a meme gif, similar to what many folks share online without thinking about it
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 01:48 PM
Mar 2023


Poor taste. Be careful what you post online.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
7. What?! Well that's just
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 03:38 PM
Mar 2023

Stupid.

Guess she didn't like her job.. why would she think she would keep it after tweeting that?

AleksS

(1,668 posts)
8. She must have forgotten that only republicans can get away with that.
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 06:07 PM
Mar 2023

We can't even imply we'll stand up for ourselves. The world must remain confident that the only people Democrats will ever attack are other Democrats.

How dare she imply Democrats would ever look outside of our own circle for targets?

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