Carla Maloney, secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County in Pennsylvania, called NFL players who kneeled in protest during the national anthem “baboons” and “over paid[sic] ignorant blacks.”
Maloney took to her personal Facebook page last year, under the name Carla Belich Fueller, to vent her anger about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, reported the Beaver County Times on Thursday.
The Facebook page has since been deleted, but County officials confirmed the offensive posts to the paper.
“Tired of these over paid [sic] ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in. I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag the National Anthem and America period end of story,” Maloney wrote. “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.”
Maloney predicted that a civil war would start “soon[er] than later” and complained about “reverse racism.”
“Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the over paid [sic] 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 wrote in response to news that the Pittsburg Steelers remained in the locker room during the anthem before their Sept. 24, 2017, game in Chicago. She reportedly called the players “baboons” multiple times.
“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,” she continued.
Chip Kohser, chairman of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, told the newspaper that the racist Facebook posts predate Maloney’s time as the secretary of the committee.
“Those comments do not reflect the opinions of the Republican Party as a whole,” Kohser said.
He told the Times that while the executive committee could remove Maloney as secretary, they do not have the authority to remove her as an elected committeewoman.
“I will address this with her in the proper manner,” Committee Chairman Chip Kozher told BeaverCountian.com. “Obviously that banter is not how I believe and is not how I think the Republican Party as a whole believes. I need to hear her side of the story and investigate it myself. Our Executive Committee would then take whatever action appropriate.”
Maloney, a vocal Trump supporter, appeared on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show” last month to discuss immigration where she identified herself as a Trump supporter and not a county committee officer, reports The Hill.
During the discussion, Maloney said that Americans should care for other Americans first, before worrying about undocumented immigrants.
“What about the black community that has one father or one mother?” she asked, according to the newspaper.
President Trump has frequently attacked NFL players who kneel, claiming earlier this month that they “wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define.”
This is Republican Committee of Beaver County’s secretary, Carla Maloney.
She called black NFL players 'baboons' and said 'You don’t like it here go to Africa see how you like it there.'
Retweet and make sure everyone knows her racist name and sees her racist face. pic.twitter.com/p7vzlxCJ0p
— Mitchell Nagy (@mryannagy) August 31, 2018