New Jersey GOP Official Resigns After Posting Graphic Memes Of Kamala Harris—Now He Wants His Seat Back
As the first Black woman on the ticket of a major party in a presidential election, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has faced constant vitriol from Republicans.
Senator David Perdue (R-GA) mocked the potential vice president's name at a rally of President Donald Trump's. At a later rally, Trump derided Harris for preferring her name to be correctly pronounced, accusing her of being "angry" when others intentionally butcher it.
Now, a Republican elected official in New Jersey has resigned after following the example set by his party.
Former Upper Township Committee member Hobard "Hobie" Young faced backlash on social media after sharing vulgar, doctored memes of Senator Harris in sexual positions.
After facing condemnation for the posts, he stepped down from his position.
But now, Young is saying that he wants his seat back, claiming he never formally resigned.
In a Monday night virtual Upper Township Committee meeting, Young insisted that he hadn't taken the steps to formally resign, despite the committee's counsel's determination that he had.
10-26-2020 Township Committee Video youtu.be
"I did not send in a signed letter stating my resignation. I sent an email to Barb and told her that I was going to resign. They have not accepted or received, I should say, a signed letter which is required by the law. ... You are wrong in this interpretation ... I'll see you in court."
Young went on to call the committee "lying a**holes," not realizing that his microphone wasn't muted.
People aren't supportive of Young's effort to regain his seat in light of the misogynist memes he posted of Harris.
Wtf. This isn't Seinfeld. Dude's not Larry David.
You can't quit and act like it was a joke and never happened. https://t.co/sD1iAslPvO
— Zach Wenzel (@wenzitgonnaend) October 30, 2020
First they do the despicable thing.
Then they cry victim for being called out on the despicable thing they did. https://t.co/BIM5MU5Bhl
— Noah Dahl (@cen271) October 29, 2020
— 🌲🦅🐺Walt Wolfgang🐺🦅🌲 (@WolfgangWalt) October 29, 2020
WTF is wrong with these people? @GOP what's happening to your party? Hobard Young you peddle bullsh**, but don't stand behind what you do. You received a ton of backlash that's why you deleted it, jacka**! pic.twitter.com/a9dJ5uaoC4
— QueenT (@qveenfrancis) October 30, 2020
Young's irreverence represented a broader, more disturbing level of comfort the GOP feels in peddling sexist and racist smears against Harris.
it sort of feels like we're under attack every day, doesn't it?
that's why when i watch Kamala, who is under some of the most vicious attacks from gross republicans all day every day, do this today in Florida.
she inspires me to rise above the trash and get back to work. pic.twitter.com/4lVzuIQaeU
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) October 19, 2020
What a surprise: #Republicans, reports the AP, plan to close out their campaign with #sexist, #racist attacks (read lies) against #Kamala Harris. That this is a major American political party makes me shudder. #2020Election #Election2020 https://t.co/py6D2b36ds
— Jerry Lanson (@jerrylanson) October 13, 2020
When Trump or anyone else mispronounces Kamala Harris' name, it only shows their own deficiency, lack of intellectual capacity and fear. That is when bullies try to resort to name calling. Clearly Trump is unfit to be a President. https://t.co/YUMhc4wym8
— OneVoice (@onevoice_1) October 30, 2020
I see Republicans are coming out with all their most misogynistic attacks against Kamala Harris tonight.
Go ahead guys, drive away the few women voters you have left. It's clear the GOP is just a sausage party nowadays anyways.
— Selektra #GOPApocalypse🏳️🌈 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 (@DSelektra) October 8, 2020
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