The Secretary of the Beaver County Republican Committee has resigned her official positions with the party following an investigative report published Wednesday by BeaverCountian.com that exposed a series of racially charged posts she had made on Facebook.
Carla Maloney acknowledges being the author of the posts in a resignation letter she submitted today to Republican Party Chairman Chip Kohser.
Maloney’s posts referred to African American NFL athletes as “baboons,” suggested they should go back to Africa, and urged “white people” to “stop paying their salaries.”
Kohser denied knowing about the posts when interviewed by BeaverCountian.com on Wednesday and said he takes its reporting “with a grain of salt.”
But BeaverCountian.com published an interview with the Republican party’s prior Chairman, Carla Yacoviello, who revealed she had notified Kohser about Maloney’s posts at the time they were made last year. Kohser then admitted to the Beaver County Times he had in fact been aware of them.
The Republican Committee issued a short statement today condemning Maloney’s remarks. “The views expressed in her posts are abhorrent and have no place in reasonable public discourse. We denounce these comments in the strongest terms possible.”
In her resignation letter, Maloney blames the posts becoming public on an “ongoing family dispute,” but says she comes from a “diverse family that represents modern America.”
Carla Maloney’s resignation letter in full:
I apologize for my distasteful, inappropriate, and insensitive social media posts.
Those that know me know that I come from a diverse family that represents modern America.
I know my posts and comments were disrespectful to not only the people that I love, but families across the country.
While it does not change the fact that the words were mine, and mine alone, the fact that these posts were made public were the result of an ongoing family dispute.
Second, and that being said, I am eager to make this situation right with the Beaver County Republican Committee and the public at large.
As such, I hereby resign from both being Secretary of the Beaver County Republican Committee and being an elected member.
My resignation is effective immediately upon receipt of this letter.
In conclusion, I know I am a better person than this and, as I step away from these public positions, I will work to show everyone who I truly am.
From the bottom of my heart, I again apologize for my remarks, my poor taste, and the problems they have caused. I also apologize to everyone offended by my posts.