Jacqueline Fischer’s Facebook post stated that President Trump deserved to be infected-now she will resign on Tuesday
Jacqueline Fischer will resign this week. The Washington county Board of Education issued this statement on Sunday:
The Washington County Board of Education (WCBOE) will formally accept the resignation of Board member Jacqueline Fischer at the Board of Education’s public business meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
Members of the Board of Education will meet in person at the Center for Education Services, which remains closed to visitors as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be available to the public at on the Washington County Public Schools website at: http://wcpsmd.com/school-board/board-meetings and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wcpsmd.
Mrs. Fischer’s resignation comes after posting comments regarding the President of the United States on her personal social media account. The comments do not reflect the views, positions, or opinions of the WCPS or the WCBOE.
Members of the Board of Education will issue a public statement at the business meeting on October 6, 2020.
The Republican Central Committee has responded to Fischer’s resignation announcement:
In behalf of the entire Republican Party of Washington County and the State of Maryland, as well as the thousands of local residents who have reacted this weekend regarding Ms. Fischer’s public statements: THANK YOU Ms. Fischer for your resignation. I would also like to thank the other members of the school board as well who helped make this possible. We look forward to the conclusion of this situation on Tuesday when her resignation is official.
Our community can now begin the healing process and work to build a better educational system deserving of our great county.
Hagerstown, Md.(DG) – A Washington County Board of Education member is under sharp criticism for her Facebook posts about President Donald Trump last week.
After the President announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, Board member Jacqueline Fischer made several posts, including one that stated:
‘Of course Trump wouldn’t wear a mask and kept posing people. He is an …(explicit word) who does not give a fig about anyone but himself. He could care less how many Americans die from this virus even if he is the one who expose them. I hope he dies from it. That would take care of a lot of America’s problems.”
Fischer later told local media that she regretted the posts and her comments were not reflective of the Washington County School Board. She also said she was not sure if she was going to resign from her position and would be talking to the board about the situation.
The Washington County Republican Central Committee is condemning Fischer’s comments and issued the following statement:
The Washington County Republican Central Committee condemns Washington County Board of Education Member Jacqueline Fischer for her public statements that were laced with vulgar epithets, that she hopes the President of the United States dies from his recently announced coronavirus infection. Further Ms. Fisher stated that President Trump deserved to be infected, and that the country would be lucky if he dies. Such conduct from a Washington County public official is inexcusable and offends the shared values of our community. The Central Committee supports and hereby calls for the immediate suspension and removal of Ms. Fischer from the Board of Education. Her immoral and completely unprofessional conduct demonstrates a complete lack of personal integrity and she has no business influencing the education of our county’s youth. Contrast her poor judgment with the remarks President Trump made following Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s final weeks of radiation therapy: “I hope she does really well. I’m hoping she’s going to be fine. She’s pulled through a lot. She’s strong, very tough.”
Ms. Fischer should be removed at once, and had no business remaining at the helm of the 22,000+ students and 3,000+ employees of the Washington County Public Schools.
Fischer was elected to the board in 2002, 2010, 2014, and 2018. She taught English and Journalism at several Washington County Schools.