School Board President Resigns Over Wife’s “Reprehensible” Kamala Harris Tweet
Las Lomitas Elementary School District School Board President Jon Venverloh announced his resignation Sunday. The announcement came after his wife, Mehridith Philips Venverloh, ignited a firestorm on social media.
Reacting to the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Mehridith tweeted: “All [Kamala] needs to be qualified is a black p****! No brain needed!” The racist tweet, which contained a vulgar word for female genitalia, was followed by several other “crude” posts, according to the Associated Press.
Mehridith Venderloh has since apologized. She said she has been taking medication for a neurological disease. Her husband also distanced himself from the comments, calling them “reprehensible.” He said his presence on the board would only serve as a distraction and had therefore decided to step down.