Newly-elected official feels 'stronger' than she did when she flipped off Trump's motorcade

Newly-elected official feels 'stronger' than she did when she flipped off Trump's motorcade
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The woman who gave "the finger" to President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE’s motorcade was elected to the Loudon County, Va. Board of Supervisors in the state’s Tuesday elections. The newly-elected official, Juli Briskman said Wednesday that she feels “the same as I did in 2017, if not stronger, about what's going on in our country," according to NBC News.

When Briskman made the gesture at the motorcade from her bicycle in 2017, she told NBA, “at that moment, I had lost all hope." She would later lose her job as a government contractor after the photo went viral.


"I came to a realization that I can't run against [Trump], but I can make change at the local level. Every state matters, every vote counts. I put my head down and went to work," she told the network.

Briskman told NBC she signed up as a poll worker the day after her firing, later volunteering for Rep. Jennifer WextonJennifer Lynn WextonVirginia governor seeking to remove Robert E. Lee statue from US Capitol Virginia lawmakers ask governor to remove state's Robert E. Lee statue from US Capitol Pro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA MORE’s (D) 2018 campaign.

Although the viral image helped Briskman’s fundraising, she said, "People made assumptions that that's all I was.”

“Some people said she's just crass, there's nothing to her, she's a loud mouth, she's not going to be able to work with the other side,” she added.

Briskman emphasized that she had no regrets about the image starting her career. "Maybe a tiny, tiny regret that the nation seems to know me from a picture of my backside, but not really,” she quipped.