David Hogg does it again! GOP Maine mayor facing recall vote over tweet mocking Parkland shooting survivor

Reports state that Isgro had shared a tweet about Fox News expressing its support for Ingraham amidst the advertiser boycott, initiated by the Parkland survivor.


                            David Hogg does it again! GOP Maine mayor facing recall vote over tweet mocking Parkland shooting survivor

It appears that Parkland shooting survivor and prominent anti-gun activist David Hogg has done it again, first it was the advertisers' boycott of Fox News' Laura Ingraham for mocking him and now it is a Republican mayor!

A Republican mayor of a city in Maine, Nick Isgro, is reportedly facing a recall vote over a tweet he posted on April, mocking David Hogg. The mayor of Waterville, who was elected to a second term in November last year, could reportedly be removed from office if the recall voting effort is successful, according to The Associated Press. The recall effort is being led by a former Democratic party mayor.

Reports state that Isgro had shared a tweet about Fox News expressing its support for Ingraham amidst the advertiser boycott, initiated by the Parkland survivor.

Isgro, in his tweet, wrote: "Eat it, Hogg."

Nearly two dozen companies to stop running ads on “The Ingraham Angle" after David Hogg called for Ingraham's boycott. (Getty Images)
Nearly two dozen companies to stop running ads on “The Ingraham Angle" after David Hogg called for Ingraham's boycott. (Getty Images)

Reports state that the mayor's tweet did not remain public. However, at the time of the posting of the tweet a group called Waterville Republicans shared a screenshot of the tweet and called on the mayor to apologize. Waterville Republicans is not an official GOP group.

An unidentified person behind the Twitter feed wrote: "As [Second Amendment] supporters, we don't agree with David's policy ideas, but he should be treated with respect and decency, especially given the terrible tragedy he endured. Mr. Mayor, apologize," The Hill reported.

Shortly after the group's post, Democrats also noted the screenshot of the tweet and slammed the Waterville mayor. 

Isgro, subsequently, acknowledged the tweet on Thursday, however, he criticized the voting recall efforts.

Hogg was one of the Parkland survivors who initiated the 'Never Again' movement against gun violence in the country. (Getty Images)
Hogg was one of the Parkland survivors who initiated the 'Never Again' movement against gun violence in the country. (Getty Images)

"It appears that outside special interest groups spending thousands of dollars — while colluding with well-connected political elites and the local press — allegedly turned in enough signatures to have a vote to repeal our accomplishments and repeal local control of Our City,” Isgro wrote in a Facebook post.

"It is not about a three word, promptly-deleted comment on social media,” he continued, addressing his supporters.

"They do not like the way we run Our City, they do not like that we speak up at meetings, and they do not like how you have worked with me in an effort to put you first," the Waterville mayor added. 

Hogg is a survivor of the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire on campus with his legally-bought AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people. The victims of the carnage mostly included students and teachers. Shortly after the massacre David and his schoolmates spurred a nationwide movement against gun violence in the United States.