Staab Resigns Role as Senior Advisor to Pa. Dems After Controversial Facebook Comments
“The Facebook comments posted by Valerie Staab reflect neither the views of the Pennsylvania Democratic party nor me. I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by her actions or the Party’s response,” Pa. Dems Chairman Marcel Groen said in a statement according to the Inquirer.
Staab came under criticism after Facebook posts saying things like “These omg he touched my ass bulls— has to stop” and “You have true victims of violence. Then you have ‘I don’t like the way he touched me,’ it’s getting to be a witch-hunt” were covered by the Inquirer.
After the comments were covered, Staab told the Inquirer that she was not trying to offend anyone with her posts.
After the original report, many Democrats called for Staab’s resignation from the Party, including Allegheny County Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Mills and state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware).