A California mayor has been forced to step down this week after launching a truly vile attack on President Donald Trump and his supporters, comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan and saying they are worse than Nazis.
Dr. William Kirby, mayor of the northern California city of Auburn, admitted yesterday to the local city council that some of his posts on social media crossed the line, according to KTXL-TV. These posts included an image of a hooded KKK member with the caption, “Good news for Trump supporters is that most of them already have masks.”
“True,” Kirby commented on the photo.
In another post, Kirby compared Trump and his supporters to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and his followers.
“If Hitler and everyone who supported him was removed from the face of the earth in 1939, the world would be a much better place. The same is more true of Trump and his supporters today,” Kirby wrote.
It was reported by the Auburn Journal that Kirby also wrote a disturbing comment on an Atlantic story called “The President is Trapped.”
“That right-wing corona virus denier Boris Johnson just got hospitalized. Guess which 2 should be next!!!!” he wrote. “And god bless all those evangelicals going to church in large groups…. There is no cure for stupid…. But they all vote for Trump anyway so it is ok….”
Council members were understandably disturbed by Kirby’s comments.
“I abhor the things that he has said and done, and I did not hear an apology from him tonight,” Councilwoman Cheryl Maki said during Monday’s video conference meeting, adding that “it would be appropriate” if Kirby “would hand the gavel over to Vice Mayor [Matt] Spokely this evening and let him run the meeting,”
Kirby responded by saying simply, “No.”
However, he later added that he will step down as mayor in the next council meeting, which is scheduled to take place on April 27. Kirby released the following statement about the situation, refusing to apologize over it:
I have spent 40 years of my life dedicated to serving Auburn as a physician and through my volunteer efforts. Some people have viewed my posts, which were meant to be private and made out of frustration, as over the top. Some were, and I regret that.
I want to share with you where my frustrations have come from. As a doctor I see nurses, respiratory therapists, other medical staff, first responders, and my medical colleagues as well as their patients dying unnecessarily because of the lack of preparation for the Corona virus, the president has put us all at risk.
I believe history will judge those who stood up against damaging policies and ideologies and those that did not.
He later added that he is not a Democrat but “a fiscal conservative that believes in equality for everybody.”
“[Facebook] is not a city site. It’s a personal site,” he added of the posts. “This has nothing to do with my job. I re-posted it. I think [Trump] is a racist, absolutely.”
However, Councilwoman Maki told reporters that she had received “so many private messages on my Facebook account [about Kirby’s posts] I haven’t had a chance to respond to anybody.”
“It’s unfortunate our mayor is spending his time posting hate speech on Facebook when there are so many more important things at this time,” she said. “We talked to him [in the past]. He promised not to do it anymore, and he continues to post hate speech. It’s divisive, unnecessary, and it’s harmful to our community.”
“He needs to make a public apology for what he’s done,” the councilwoman added. “Referring to one side as KKK is unacceptable. It’s hateful and wrong.”
Liberals usually get a free pass when it comes to this kind of hate speech, so we’re glad to see that a crazed leftists is actually facing consequences for his actions. Hopefully this sends a message to Democrats everywhere that there is no place for this level of hatred towards conservatives in this country.