One of the state’s most politically influential Latino organizations is demanding the resignation of controversial Trenton City Councilwoman Robin Vaughn.
The Latino Action Network is speaking out after Vaughn attacked the city administrator, Adam Cruz, during a recent council meeting. Vaugh asked Cruz, ““Do you not speak, do you not understand English?”
“This is only the latest display of bigotry by Councilwoman Vaughn, said Latino Action Network President Christian Estevez. “Ms. Vaughn’s continued derogatory outbursts should disqualify her from holding any public office.”
This is the third time Vaughn has made offensive public statements – and the third time that political leaders denounced her.
In 2020, launched a 30-minute tirade of homophobic slurs during a COVID-19 briefing of the city council. Her attacks were aimed at Reed Gusciora, Trenton’s openly gay mayor, and she accused some of her council colleagues of “sucking (the) mayor’s dick.”
That caused Gov. Phil Murphy, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and others to call for her resignation. Vaughn apologized but refused to step down.
In 2019, Vaughn defended a councilwoman who said “Jew them down” in reference to the settlement of a lawsuit settlement.
“We are beyond apologies,” Estevez said. “It is time for Councilwoman Vaughn to resign.”