A Virginia woman who was fired after flipping off President Trump’s motorcade in 2017 turned her political frustrations into action, winning a local election on Tuesday.
Juli Briskman won a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, beating the incumbent Republican in her district. With 99% of precincts reporting results, she captured 52.4% of the vote.
Briskman is a longtime resident of the county, which borders Washington, DC, and in October 2017, was cycling past the president’s motorcade as it was departing the Trump National Golf Course. A news photographer caught her flipping off the line of SUVs escorting Trump, and the photo went viral.
At the time, she was upset by Trump’s plan to end the immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as his response to the disaster in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Today, I am filing my organizational papers in a bid for local office in Loudoun County, Va. Loudoun deserves transparency in government, fully funded schools & smarter solutions to growth. It’s time for a change. https://t.co/OutRrIf40K
— Juli Briskman (@julibriskman) September 12, 2018
Briskman campaigned on issues including funding local schools and expanding green space in the community. Her opponent, a Trump supporter, didn’t reflect the values of the local community, Briskman said in campaign tweets.
And the campaign allowed her to take a stand against the Trump policies that once inspired her one-finger salute.
“It’s not like I can run against him,” she told the Post in July. “But I can run.”
Via – buzzfeed.com