A Republican official in Pennsylvania resigned on Friday after a local news publication revealed she’d made racist Facebook posts about protesting NFL players, calling them “baboons.”
“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,” Carla Maloney, secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County (RCBC), allegedly wrote on Facebook. “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.”
Maloney also said she was “sick of the name calling, rioting, shooting, and looting,” and predicted a civil war would begin “soon than later.”
Chip Kohser, chairman of the RCBC, told the Beaver County Times that Carla Maloney likely made the posts prior to becoming secretary, around the time nearly all of the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room during the anthem at a Chicago game in September of 2017.
“Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the over paid baboons,” she allegedly wrote later in the same thread. “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.”
She advised her Facebook friends, “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.”
On Thursday, the Beaver County Times published its report; a day later, Maloney resigned from her position as secretary. In her resignation letter, she attempted to assuage claims of racism. “Those that know me know that I come from a diverse family that represents modern America,” she wrote. She also said the posts were the result of “an ongoing family dispute.”
The RCBC denounced her posts, saying they “have no place in reasonable public discourse.” According to the Times, Kohser admitted to knowing about the posts before Maloney became the secretary and even advised her against talking that way on social media.
H/T BuzzFeed News