“Be careful of the words you say. Keep them soft and sweet, because you never know, from day to day, which ones you’ll have to eat.” A now-former GOP official learned this lesson the hard way.
Carla Maloney resigned her job as as secretary of the Beaver County (Pennsylvania) Republican Committee after old Facebook posts surfaced, where she used a racist language to describe black NFL players. In expressing her disdain for players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest the police killings of unarmed black people, Maloney wrote the following:
“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.”
However, the post that really sealed her fate was this one:
“Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the over paid (sic) baboons. You respect your flag, country and our national anthem … Let’s see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”
In her resignation letter, Maloney falls on her sword, takes responsiblity for her posts, and swears that she will leave public service to focus on being a better person. For their part, the Beaver County Republican Committee issued a statement, calling her statement “abhorrent” and saying “they have no place in public discourse.”
Maloney has since deleted her account.