Puerto Rico political adviser under fire for 'racist' Obama tweet
Washington, Aug 2(ANI): Heidi Wys, who is the adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker, Jennifer Gonzalez, is facing calls to resign after she sent a tweet to President Barack Obama to buy U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama a double-banana sundae and take her to his native Kenya.
Wys sent the tweet last week shortly after Obama tweeted that Michelle Obama's birthday was coming up.
"Who cares?" Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!" The Washington Post quoted Wys' tweet, as saying.
Wys is the main adviser to House of Representatives Gonzalez and has earned 630,000 dollars since 2008 for her services as an administrative consultant, according to records with the Comptroller's Office.
Several legislators are demanding that Wys step down, or that Gonzalez ask for her resignation.
"How is it that Puerto Rico 'does it better' if the government pays an employee who is discriminating against the president of the United States?" said Senator Juan Eugenio Hernandez, alluding to Puerto Rico's tourism slogan.
"It is a racist comment from a person who must have great hatred within. This is placing the name of Puerto Ricans across the world in a very precarious situation." (ANI)
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