Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump Defeats Virginia GOP

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Tuesday’s elections resulted in some key wins for Democrats including Democrat Andy Beshear who ousted incumbent Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) in a very close race. Bevin has called for a recount. Also, Democrat Shelly Simonds beat out her opponent David Yancey (R) for his Virginia house seat, giving Democrats full control of the Virginia state house.

In another important win in Virginia, a cyclist who was seen flipping off Trump’s motorcade during his first year in office won her election in Northern Virginia, gaining a seat on the Loudon County Board of Supervisors.

Democrat Julie Briskman was fired from her marketing and communications job shortly after the incident, and only decided to enter politics after what occurred. The company said she violated its policy by making the photo her profile picture on social media.

Briskman received more than 54 percent of the vote, leading her opponent Suzanne Volpe (R) who had 46 percent of the vote with more than 91 percent of precincts reporting. She will represent the Algonkian District.

Briskman told The Washington Post in an interview:

‘We have a right to peacefully protest and criticize and express dissent toward our government.

‘I’ve gotten some feedback that folks say you should respect the president. Even if you don’t like what they’re doing, you shouldn’t show this sort of disdain. And I simply disagree, and I think the Constitution grants me that privilege.’

Briskman also admitted that if given the chance, she would probably flip off Trump again.

Featured image is a screenshot via Twitter