A mayor in the United Kingdom has been sacked from multiple jobs… after saying that conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson “completely deserves” to be fighting for his life with Coronavirus.
Sheila Oakes, who serves as mayor of the town of Heanor and is a member of the far-left Labour Party, posted a hateful tirade against the Prime Minister on Facebook on Monday.
Replying to a Facebook post where someone asked for people to pray for Johnson’s recovery, Oakes went on the attack.
“Sorry, he completely deserves this and he is one of the worst PMs we’ve ever had.”
The shocking comment led to a torrent of criticism against Oakes.
Her own party fired her from the Amber Valley District Council, where she represents Heanor on the intercity council.
Oakes also lost her day job, as a paralegal at law firm VHS Fletchers.
“To wish illness upon anyone must be abhorrent to all right thinking members of the public,” the firm said, in a statement.
Oakes has not yet announced whether or not she would resign her sole remaining job as mayor. But she has since gone on the news to apologize “for upsetting people and saying” her nasty comments.
“I didn’t think what I said would upset so many people. It came across as not a nice thing to say,” she said, in an interview with the BBC.
“I’m concerned about nurses and doctors who don’t have protective equipment. I said something when I was angry without thinking about the prime minister or his family.”