According to reports, Josselyn Berry, the press secretary for Governor Katie Hobbs (D-AZ), resigned after the governor got calls to dismiss her following a tweet that emphasized pointing firearms at “transphobes.”
Berry’s departure was first reported on by reporters Peter Valencia and Dennis Welch of Arizona’s Family Stations on Wednesday.
Berry’s tweet was taken down by Twitter, as noticed by Welch and Valencia, considering it had been posted just hours following a transgender biological woman, was identified as the shooter, who killed three young children and also three adults on Monday at a Tennessee Christian school. The manifesto that, Audrey Hale, 28, the now-deceased murderer, had written was not made public, according to the local authorities.
According to Breitbart News, Berry posted a gif from the 1980s movie Gloria showing a woman holding two pistols. Berry’s account is now private. She penned, “Us when we see transphobes,” alongside the gif.
Berry made the remark “less than 12 hours after a horrific shooting in Nashville TN by a deranged transgender activist,” according to the Arizona Freedom Caucus, which demanded that she “be fired immediately.”
The Arizona Freedom Caucus added, “Calling for violence such as this is un-American and never acceptable.”
Tim Young, a political analyst, and comedian claimed that Berry must be fired by Hobbs “for promoting gun violence shortly after the Christian school shooting,” adding that if not, “she supports the act… there is no in-between.”
No other course of action “will be acceptable,” The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh tweeted, adding that Berry must be dismissed “immediately” and that “any Republican would have to be fired in this situation in an instant.” Walsh also added that he is “finished with the double standard.”
Despite agreeing with Walsh that any Republican or conservative “would be personally as well as professionally destroyed” if they “made light of a mass shooting and called for additional violence,” Arizona Republican Kari Lake deviated from the Freedom Caucus and Walsh in calling for Hobbs’s dismissal, claiming conservatives don’t support cancel culture.