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."
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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.