Mayor of Maine Town Receives Backlash Over Tweet About Parkland Student David Hogg

Waterville officials are calling for Republican Mayor Nick Isgro to resign

What to Know

  • Waterville officials are calling for Republican Mayor Nick Isgro to resign after a tweet earlier this week that David Hogg should "eat it."
  • The post was in response to an article about Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who mocked Hogg online and lost advertisers.

A Maine mayor is receiving backlash for a tweet making fun of a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor.

The Morning Sentinel reports some Waterville officials are calling for Republican Mayor Nick Isgro to resign. Isgro wrote in a now-deleted tweet earlier this week that Parkland student David Hogg should "eat it."

The post was in response to an article about Fox News backing host Laura Ingraham, who lost over a dozen advertisers after mocking Hogg online. The tweet has since been deleted.

The Maine Democratic Party said in a news release Isgro's post was part of a "long line of aggressive and often bigoted social media statements."

Four Democratic city councilors condemned Isgro's comments on Thursday.

Isgro declined to comment when he was contacted on Facebook.

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