As racists across the country melt down over Nike’s new Colin Kaepernick ad celebrating his activism, one Republican county official has resigned over Facebook posts that called black football players who protest police brutality “baboons” and “ignorant blacks.”
Carla Maloney resigned as secretary of the Beaver County Republican Committee after local outlet the Beaver Countian published some of the garbage she wrote and shared on a personal Facebook page under her old name, Carla Belich Fueller, which has since been deactivated. Here are some of the opinions she reportedly shared online:
The posts began, “Tired of these over paid ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in. I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag and National Anthem and America period end of story. You don’t like it here go to Africa see how you like it there. We are all Americans not African American not Hispanic American. WE ARE ALL AMERICAN.”
“What we have in this country right now is reverse racism. I am so sick of the name calling, rioting, shooting, and looting. I don’t know when but there will be another civil war in this country soon (sic) than later.”
“Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the over paid baboons. You respect your flag, country and our national atnthem (sic). How many men and women have lost limbs or died to protect this country and you baboons want respect. If you want respect you need to earn it and so far you haven’t. Stop watching, or going to a game and paying for over priced food, water and tickets. Lets see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”
In her resignation letter, Maloney wrote, “I know my posts and comments were disrespectful to not only the people I love, but families across the country,” but added that the posts were not meant to be public—they were “the result of an ongoing family dispute.”
CBS News points out that Maloney, an ardent Trump supporter, appeared on CNN’s The Van Jones Show in July alongside a panel of voters and made this invaluable contribution to the dialogue when listing the most pressing issues in America: “What about the black community that has one father or one mother?”
In her letter, she wrote, “I know I am a better person than this and, as I step away from these public positions, I will work to show everyone who I truly am,” but her own words and actions tell us that this is exactly who she is.