GOP official resigns after calling black NFL players ‘baboons’

A Republican official in Pennsylvania who made several racist Facebook posts last year in response to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem has resigned.

Carla Maloney, the secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, repeatedly referred to black NFL players as “baboons,” according to the Beaver County Times.

While the comments ― which were made prior to Maloney being appointed to her position ― have since been deleted, the Beaver Countian obtained screenshots of the posts.

“Tired of these over paid ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in,” she said in one post. “I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag the National Anthem and America period end of story … 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.”

In another post referring to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who chose not to appear on the field during the playing of the national anthem last September, Maloney said that the team was “just as bad as the rest of the over paid baboons.” 

“You respect your flag, country and our national anthem. How many men and women have lost limbs or died to protect this country and you baboons want respect,” she said. “If you want respect you need to earn it and so far you haven’t. Stop watching, or going to a game and paying for over priced food, water and tickets. Let’s see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”

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Aug 25, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) kneels during the national anthem prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 25, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Bears stand during the national anthem prior to the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; The New York Jets stand for the national anthem before their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2018; Landover, MD, USA; Denver Broncos players stand during the national anthem before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Bears players lock arms during the National Anthem before the game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2018; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung (76) holds his fist up during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) head coach Dirk Koetter and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) stand during the national anthem before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and players stand during the national anthem before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his fist during the national anthem prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 9, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Members of the Indianapolis Colts stand during the national anthem before a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 24: The Detroit Lions stand arm in arm during the National Anthem during a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on August 24, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 11: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings stands on the sideline with teammates during the singing of the National Anthem before an NFL preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09: Jake Rodgers #68 and Alejandro Villanueva #78 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stand for the national anthem prior to the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on August 9, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 11: Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos on the field during the National Anthem before a game against the Minnesota Vikings during week one of preseason at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Vikings defeated the Broncos 42-28. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneel during the national anthem as they prepare to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Bucs won, 26-24. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 09: The Cleveland Browns stand for the national anthem before the game against the New York Giants during their preseason game on August 9,2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears players stand during the national anthem before the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs in the third preseason game of the season on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
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Following the tendering of her resignation on Friday, the Republican Committee of Beaver County said Maloney’s views were “abhorrent and have no place in reasonable public discourse.” 

In a letter to committee Chairman Chip Kohser, Maloney apologized for her “distasteful, inappropriate, and insensitive social media posts.”

“Those that know me know that I come from a diverse family that represents modern America,” she said. “I know my posts and comments were disrespectful to not only the people that I love, but families across the country.”

Former NFL player Walter Dunson told CNN that Maloney’s remarks were a byproduct of a culture created by President Donald Trump whereby people feel such comments are acceptable to make.

“None of this surprises me at all. We had this conversation almost a year ago as it pertains to the president,” he said. “As players, we’re just taken aback about all of this. Our goal isn’t to be disruptive by any means … we’re just trying to make everyone understand that we are standing against police brutality.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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