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 TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment 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.

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"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 WextonNewly-elected official feels 'stronger' than she did when she flipped off Trump's motorcade Ben Carson says political correctness will 'destroy our nation' when pressed on reported transgender remarks Carson defends transgender comments, hits media for 'mischaracterizations' 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.