Juli Briskman, the patriot who was fired after flipping the bird at President Donald Trump’s motorcade, has won a seat on a county board of supervisors in Virginia. She defeated Republican incumbent Suzanne Volpe with 52 percent of the vote.
Briskman was enjoying her daily bike ride in October 2017 and was photographed making the obscene gesture as Trump’s motorcade went by. Her viral moment wasn’t planned, her daily routine was interrupted when the president’s motorcade went by and she reacted instinctively and spontaneously by giving him the finger.
I can certainly understand Briskman’s reaction, if I was enjoying my morning cup of coffee at McDonald’s and Trump walked in with his Secret Service detail in tow my visceral reaction would be to flip him off.
Briskman told her employer what happened after the photo went viral and was asked to leave her government contracting job or face termination. She fought her unjust termination, sued and won a severance claim. The political novice demonstrated the same drive and energy in her campaign against Volpe as she did in fighting her unjust termination, therefore it’s not surprising that she won.
Briskman’s victory was part of a major victory for Democrats in Virginia, on Tuesday they flipped both the state Senate and the House of Delegates, giving them control of both the governor’s office and the legislature for the first time in more than two decades.
It’s very cathartic to flip off Trump, and very euphoric for the Democrats to gain control of Virginia, but it will be so much cathartic and euphoric for all patriotic Americans if we kick Trump out of office next year.