Sunday, May 10, 2020
A city councilwoman in Trenton, N.J., went on a minutes-long profanity-laced and homophobic rant during a daily coronavirus briefing. Robin Vaughn called the city's openly gay mayor Reed Gusciora a "pedophile" and when city councilman Joe Harrison objected to her remarks, she said that he "sucks the mayor's ---." Vaughn also called Harrison's mother a "whore," his father a deadbeat and Trenton officials are a bunch of "bitches."
There's audio of the call. Vaughn begins her meltdown at around the 20-minute mark. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) condemned her remarks and called for her resignation. He said, "From her previous defense of anti-Semitic rhetoric in 2019, to her hateful words used against the LGBTQ community this weekend, Councilwoman Vaughn has shown a pattern of intolerance that has no place on the Trenton City Council. The sentiments she expressed are contrary to our values as New Jerseyans and as Americans."
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