The Republican official who made racist Facebook posts about NFL players in response to them kneeling during the national anthem has resigned.
The secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, Carla Maloney, repeatedly referred to black NFL players as “baboons”.
The comments were made prior to her being appointed to her position, and have since been deleted, but Beaver Countian has obtained screenshots of the posts.
In one of the posts, she writes:
“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 the 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.”
In another post referred to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who did not appear on the field during the playing of the national anthem, she said that they were “just as bad as the rest of the overpaid baboons”.
“You respect your flag, country and our national anthem. 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. Let’s see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”
Following her resignation, the Republican Committee of Beaver County said that Maloney’s views were “abhorrent and have no place in reasonable public discourse.”
Maloney apologized for her “distasteful, inappropriate, and insensitive social media posts” in a letter to committee Chairman Chip Kohser. In the letter, she said:
“Those that know me know that I come from a diverse family that represents modern America. I know my posts and comments were disrespectful to not only the people that I love, but families across the country.”
According to former NFL player Walter Dunson, Maloney’s remarks were a byproduct of the culture created by non-other than President Donald Trump:
“None of this surprises me at all. We had this conversation almost a year ago as it pertains to the president. As players, we’re just taken aback about all of this. Our goal isn’t to be disruptive by any means … we’re just trying to make everyone understand that we are standing against police brutality.” – he said.