Connecticut’s first Black congresswoman shared her thoughts on a recent controversy over a virtual town hall she held that was “zoombombed.”
On Monday evening, U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Ct.) shared photos on Twitter of the messages she received during a virtual campaign meeting with Newtown residents, which included dozens of notes in all caps saying, “Shut up n****r go pick your cotton.”
So sorry to Newtown who had to endure this zoom bombing episode
During our mtg these ppl continued to call me the N-word, play derogatory music & flood the chat with comments like this. This behavior is being normalized! We can ALL choose not to accept it.
Please vote on Nov 3rd pic.twitter.com/4gzGRDaO5l
— Jahana Hayes (@JahanaHayesCT) October 12, 2020
The messages also included “Trump is the best president the U.S. has ever had!!!!” and other showings of support for President Donald Trump.
In a Medium post published on Tuesday, Hayes spoke about how the incident affected her as she runs for reelection.
“I am tired, completely and utterly tired. No, actually I’m exhausted. This is something that a leader is not supposed to say; but it’s whatever,” Hayes wrote, spotlighting the…