Critics are calling on Betsy Driver, the mayor of Flemington, New Jersey, to resign after she posted an insane social media rant condemning President Donald Trump and his supporters and calling them “religious zealots” who want to bring “the Christian version of Sharia law” to the United States.
“This is day one of the new SCOTUS terms – the religious zealots want to enact the Christian version of Sharia law,” Driver wrote on Facebook. “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.”
The post gained a wider audience from the Hunterdon County GOP and its chairman, Gabe Plumer, who gladly shared it with his followers.
“Your statement is antithetical to the principles of representative democracy,” Plumer wrote. “It is further proof that you do not represent the people of Flemington, the character of Hunterdon County, and the values of at least part of the Democrat party.”
Far from apologizing for her lunatic rant, Driver doubled down in remarks to the local media, insisting that it was a fair response to an article about Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito being against gay marriage.
“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.”
Ha! Imagine being lectured to about the “intolerance of anyone who disagrees” by someone who just got called out for a post in which she told anyone who plans to vote for Trump to “unfriend” her (and, of course, help themselves to a round of impossible sexual practices).
We get that the current state of our politics lends itself to these kinds of bizarre rants on social media, but our elected officials should be held to a higher standard. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party is quickly becoming a place without any standards at all. The more you can lie, hurl insults, and hate the president, the better off your career with the party will be.