GOP official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players "ignorant blacks," "baboons"
Maloney, the ex-Republican Committee of Beaver County’s (RCBC) secretary, caused outrage on social media because of her post on Facebook, under the name Carla Belich Fueller.
A Pennsylvania Republican county official, Carla Maloney, resigned months after she called the National Football League (NFL) players, who protested the systematic oppression of people of color by taking a knee during the national anthem, "ignorant blacks" and "baboons," according to reports.
Maloney, the ex-Republican Committee of Beaver County’s (RCBC) secretary, caused outrage on social media because of her post on Facebook, under the name Carla Belich Fueller, according to The Beaver Countian, a local news outlet.
Maloney wrote: "Tired of these overpaid 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."
Meet Carla Maloney, Secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, PA.— Together we rise 🙌🏾 (@Matsamon) September 3, 2018
She called NFL players 'baboons' and said 'You don’t like it here go to Africa see how you like it there.'
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“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,” she added.
The RCBC chairman, Chip Kohser, while talking to the Beaver County Times, said that the racist posts were written by Maloney before she was named secretary earlier this year. Kohnser added that most of the comments were made after several of Pittsburgh Steelers' players stayed in their locker room for the anthem before their game last year in September.
Maloney, in one of her posts on Facebook, wrote: "Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the overpaid baboons… How many men and women have lost limbs or died to protect this country and you baboons want respect. Let’s see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”
The former RCBC secretary, in her previous posts, had also written about the "reverse racism" in the country and said that she believes another civil war would break out "soon than later" in America.
Maloney sent her resignation on Friday and said that she is resigning as both secretary and as an elected member of the committee. Maloney apologized for her "distasteful, inappropriate and insensitive social media posts," in her letter.
"I know my posts and comments were disrespectful to not only the people that I love but families across the country," she said, adding that the posts which were made public this week were a result of "an ongoing family dispute."