The comments were made just hours after the school shooting in Nashville.

According to a report from Fox News, the press secretary of Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs resigned Wednesday morning after appearing to suggest gun violence against “transphobes” in the wake of the horrific shooting by a member of the trans community at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee.

From Fox News:

“Us when we see transphobes,” Hobbs press secretary Josselyn Berry tweeted just hours after 28-year-old Audrey Hale opened fire at the Covenant School in Nashville, killing three children and three adults.

Arizona Republicans immediately accused Berry of inciting violence and called on Hobbs to fire her.

“Calling for violence is NEVER acceptable,” the Arizona Freedom Caucus tweeted. “@GovernorHobbs Press Sec. tweeting about shooting political opponents on the same day a trans activist shoots up a school is nothing short of vile & heartless. There is no room for this in AZ Fire @joss_berry Now”

Arizona state Rep. Austin Smith tweeted, “Fire @joss_berry. Calling for violence from the 9th floor is beneath the office she is supposed to serve.”

Berry ultimately resigned from Hobbs’ office.

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