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Wed Mar 29, 2023, 09:03 PM Mar 2023

Ariz. governor's press secretary resigns amid backlash over gun-toting post [View all]

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) asked her press secretary to resign Tuesday night amid backlash over a meme she tweeted that prominent conservatives in the state said was a threat against “transphobes.” The meme was shared hours after a mass killing in Nashville took six lives and left questions about the shooter’s gender identity.

Murphy Hebert, Hobbs’ director of communications, told The Washington Post that Josselyn Berry delivered her resignation after the governor asked for it.

The meme shared on Twitter by Berry depicts a woman wielding a gun in each hand, a still from the 1980 crime thriller “Gloria.” Berry’s caption alongside the image read, “Us when we see transphobes.”

In a statement Wednesday, Hobbs said she accepted Berry’s resignation, and that Berry’s tweet “is not reflective of the values of the administration.”


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