Gregory A. Martucci, a former Linden schools administrator and teacher who now sits on the New Jersey board of education, has apologized for referring to Vice President Kamala Harris as a “street walker.”
On June 8, Martucci posted a comment in response to a video created by pro-Donald Trump comedian Terrence K. Williams.
In the video, Williams says, “Kamala is a hypocrite. She said ‘do not come’ to the people who want to come illegally but in this video you will see her bash the wall and act like (President Trump) was a bad man for saying the same thing.”
Martucci reacted by writing, “She is right off the wingnut streets of San Francisco what do you expect from a street walker who has no clue about America.”
After being called out by fellow members of the school board, Martucci issued the following apology:
“I would ask the public to be open to my heartfelt apology,” Martucci wrote to NJ Advance Media.
“This was an offensive comment which does not reflect who I am in both my private and public lives. My actions to this point have always reflected positive support for all women and for all cultures. I assure that I will continue to support all women and all cultures. I would ask each of you to be receptive to my public apology and sincere regret for this injurious comment. There will be no further explanation or comment from me.”
The retired board member has an annual pension of $133,503, according to state records.