Arizona press secretary Katie Hobbs resigned Wednesday amid an uproar over tweets that appeared to spark gun violence against “transgender people” following the Nashville school shooting by a transgender suspect.
“The Governor has no tolerance for violence in any form,” the Democratic Governor’s Office said in a statement. “This management puts mutual respect at the forefront of how we engage with each other. The press secretary’s post does not reflect the values of the administration. The governor has accepted and accepted the press secretary’s resignation.”
Hours after three children and three adults were killed by 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who police later identified as transgender, Berry posted footage from the 1980 film. Gloria Featuring actress Gena Rowlands holding a gun. “Us when we see trans people,” Berry wrote in the caption.
Berry responded to a Twitter user who said, “Not sure if these transgender posers from the left know who they’re messing with,” which in turn was a response to Berry’s initial tweet calling for Progress of “transgender people” is not true Progress.
The social media post drew widespread backlash against the advocacy of violence. Especially after Republican legislators and conservatives clarified on Tuesday.
While the Arizona Freedom Caucus caucus called for Berry’s dismissal, spokesman and chief of staff Doug Ducey, the Republican former governor of Arizona, called Berry’s tweet “below the dignity of the governor’s office.”
“I don’t think anyone Regardless of whether you are politically inclined to view that tweet. A sensible, professional person will look at the tweet and say, ‘This is how I want one of my governor’s top advisors. to behave,’” said Daniel Scarpinato. Central Arizona.
Meanwhile, political tensions boil over after a horrific school massacre. While progressive and liberal groups expressed concern about the growing anti-transgender sentiment following the shooting, Right-wing media figures and conservative activists have portrayed the tragedy as an apocalyptic war between transgenders and Christians.