Adviser to Puerto Rican Lawmaker Asked to Resign After Anti-Obama Tweet
08/02/2012 - 09:49 ||
To add to the not-so-smart things that people do, we've got another one: an adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker sent an antagonistic, anti-Obama tweet that has set into motion calls for her resignation, according to the Huffington Post.
Heidi Wys, the main adviser to House of Representatives President Jenniffer Gonzalez, tweeted at the president shortly after Obama tweeted that Michelle Obama's birthday was coming up.
"Who cares? Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with a double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!"
Several legislators are demanding that Wys step down or that Gonzalez ask for her resignation.
"It is a racist comment from a person who must have great hatred within," Senator Juan Eugenio Hernandez said. "This is placing the name of Puerto Ricans across the world in a very precarious situation."
Gonzalez released a statement, saying it is impossible for her to monitor the social media accounts of all those who work for the House of Representatives.
"The expressions disseminated are not acceptable, do not represent my sentiments and are the exclusive responsibility of those who wrote them," Gonzalez said.
Rafael Cox Alomar, who is running for the island's next resident commissioner, said he has sent Obama a letter notifying him.
"Her conduct is unacceptable," Cox said. "No one should underestimate the grave affront that a racial attack represents, using political differences as an excuse."
What do you think? Should she be forced to resign?