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 TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 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 WextonDemocratic lawmaker calls for Peace Corps, Americorps volunteers to be eligible for unemployment benefits Black voters propel Biden to big wins in Virginia, NC, Alabama Biden notches major win in Virginia primary 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.