Following a contentious social media message published after a fatal school shooting in Tennessee, the press secretary of Arizona Governor Gov. Katie Hobbs resigned.
The image was taken from the 1980 film “Gloria” and was uploaded in a tweet by gubernatorial spokesman Josselyn Berry on Monday night with the comment, “Us when we see transphobes.”
The article was published a few hours following the shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, which claimed the lives of three children and three adults.
The shooter, a transgender 28-year-old former Covenant School student, was shot and killed by law enforcement.
Berry’s post received a lot of backlashes since it seemed to encourage gun violence. Later, Twitter removed the message and posted a notice stating it was against the terms of service.
According to reports, Berry tendered his resignation on Tuesday night, and the governor’s office said on Wednesday that Hobbs had received and accepted it.
According to a statement from Hobbs’ office, “the governor does not support violence in any form.” “Our administration prioritizes respect for one another in all of our interactions. The press secretary’s post does not represent the administration’s values.