PATERSON, NJ – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly has called for the resignation of Toms River School Board member Dan Leonard following widespread reporting on the Army vet's social media posts that have been described as anti-Muslim.
Wimberly, a career educator, coach and elected official, said that he found "Leonard’s social media posts abhorrent and unfitting of an elected official representing children of his district as a school board member."
Denouncing the "hateful words" and apparent calls for the death of a sitting congresswoman Wimberly asked whether or not school children in Leonard's district saw the social media posts, wondering "what kind of message is he sending?"
Wimberly concluded by recommending that parents, advocates and school board members "take action now to remove him" if Leonard continues to stand firm on his decision to remain in the position.
"His posts are disgusting and there is no place in our education system for someone like Leonard.”