Press Secretary for Dem AZ Governor Katie Hobbs Resigns After Posting Tweet Encouraging Shooting ‘Transphobes’

Josselyn Berry, a top aide for Democrat Governor of Arizona, Katie Hobbs, has resigned following an avalanche of criticism for posting a tweet encouraging the shooting of “transphobes.”

Berry’s controversial tweet came hours after a 28-year-old transgender artist slaughtered six people – including three children – in a shooting at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee.

You read that correctly. She posted this after a transgender terrorist had shot and killed small children and older faculty members at a private religious school.

Berry, who serves as Hobbs’ press secretary and describes herself as “a bird enthusiast with a real feminist bent,” posted a GIF of a woman holding two handguns alongside the caption: “Us when we see transphobes”.

Yes, Josselyn. That’s literally what we just saw.

RELATED: Tucker Carlson Predicted Political Violence from ‘Trans People’ Just Days Before Nashville School Shooting

Katie Hobbs’ Press Secretary Calls For Shooting ‘Transphobes’

How bad does it have to be for Keith Olbermann – KEITH OLBERMANN – to point out that what you’ve tweeted is “abhorrent and indefensible”?

Berry locked her Twitter account, but according to the Arizona Freedom Caucus, the tweet remains live on her feed.

“Less than 12 hours after the tragic shooting in Nashville by a deranged transgender activist @katiehobbs’ Press Secretary calls for shooting people Democrats disagree with,” the group tweeted.

“Calling for violence like this is un-American & never acceptable.”

There’s really no gray area with Berry’s tweet. It’s very clear.

Of course it requires widespread and bipartisan condemnation. If Sarah Palin’s target maps were used as evidence of violent rhetoric once upon a time, then this is next-level and, unlike the Palin controversy, real.

A quick search of the social media platform shows countless examples of people calling for Katie Hobbs’ press secretary to either resign or be fired.

RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene Accuses Twitter of ‘Whitewashing Trans-Terrorism’ After Her Account Was Locked

Report: Josselyn Berry Resigns

Arizona Family, a news outlet powered by KTVK 3TV and KPHO CBS 5 News, reported that Josselyn Berry has resigned following the controversial tweet.

“The governor’s office confirmed first to Arizona’s Family that Berry resigned overnight after growing pressure from those within her circle and other lawmakers,” they write.

In 2020, Berry wrote an official press statement for the Arizona Senate Democrats in which she quoted fugitive cop-killer Assata Shakur.

Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, is a convicted and escaped cop-killer who in 2013 was named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list under Barack Obama.

Statement from Katie Hobbs

“The Governor does not condone violence in any form. This administration holds mutual respect at the forefront of how we engage with one another,” the statement reads.

“The post by the Press Secretary is not reflective of the values of the administration.”

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Typical liberalism here. Murder in the name of your "religion, call for more murder to get what you want, then blame your victims because they didn't give you want you want. ALL trans liberals are spoiled children and should be treated as such until they grow up.

  • i'm not sure what a transphobe is , but after the shooting , anti trans will increase exponentially

  • The truly DANGEROUS people are now the demorats who think that they are above all others and can say whatever and DO whatever they want. Traitor Joe is another, telling lies each time he opens his mouth, along with Mayorkas, Harris, Kerry, and a list as long as you can imagine

    • Always have been. they formed the Democrat party in 1838 to fight to keep slavery, voted against the 19th Amendment and passed every single "Jim Crow" law that has ever been on the books. The Democrat party is the embodiment of evil,
      "Dead I am the rat, feast upon the cat. Tender is the fur, dying as you purr."

  • Sure the Gov didn't know, the real Domestic terrorist are within the Democratic Party, who because of the one sided Justice department are given a pass with their violence and hatred.

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