A New Jersey councilwoman has disgraced the city of Trenton after she went into a litany of fury against the mayor.
The 10-minute reviling by Councilwoman Robin Vaughn included calling Mayor Reed Gusciora a “pedophile,” a “woman” and “bi*tch-a**.”
“This is pretty much par for the course, unfortunately, for the councilwoman,” Gusciora told NJ Advance Media, who obtained a copy of the infamous meeting’s audio recording. “She went on a complete meltdown, a tirade.”
The mayor noted that this isn’t the first time the councilwoman has done something like this.
“She just spews out her hatred when she disagrees with what you have to say,” Gusciora said.
When Councilman Joe Harrison attempted to step in during the recorded meeting, he was told to locate his absentee father.
“Why don’t you go find your father, Joe Harrison?” she said.
“Be careful what you say,” he said. “Ugly.”
“I didn’t curse once, she didn’t stop cursing,” Harrison said, defending his role in the confrontation. “To me personally, I take offense that you go after the mayor and make comments like that. Politicians should be working for the benefit of the community and not cursing people out. It’s totally crossing the line.”
Advocacy group leaders, including executive director of Garden State Equality Christian Fuscarino, called on Vaughn to resign.
“Councilwoman Vaughn is unfit to serve the people of Trenton,” Fuscarino said in a statement. “There’s no need to parse words here: for her hateful anti-LGBTQ language and defending the anti-Semitic slurs of others, she must resign. Her words are an attack on the diversity of Trenton’s community, the city’s elected leadership, and our state as a whole. Any decent-minded New Jerseyan who believes in the success and future of our state’s capital should denounce this hateful rhetoric and call for her to step down immediately.”
Vaughan, who is African American, also defended Council President Kathy McBride’s use of the phrase “Jew her down,” when referencing the city attorney.
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