Boston Democrat city councilor disrespects America, REFUSES to raise hand and recite oath of office

Fernandes Anderson blamed the criticism on “anti-immigrant racist vitriol” and said she had internalized her oath.

On Monday, a Boston city councilor, who was busted for not reciting the oath of office during the city’s inauguration, was told to do it again.

While Mayor Michelle Wu, still reeling from accusations of discrimination against white officials, was leading the councilors in the oath of office, Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson was caught on video not raising her hand or speaking during the entire recitation.

According to The Boston Herald, the councilor was told, both verbally and in writing, to retake the oath by new council president Ruthzee Louijeune and the city’s law department because, according to the city charter, city councilors are required, “before entering upon the duties of his office,” to “take, and subscribe in a book to be kept by the city clerk for the purpose, the oath of allegiance and oath of office prescribed in the constitution of this commonwealth and an oath to support the constitution of the United States.”

Fernandes Anderson wrote in a statement posted to X on Thursday night that it was a “non incident” and “anti-immigrant racist vitriol.”

“So, let me get this straight: You’re okay with someone mindlessly mouthing an oath only to betray every promise they’ve ever made, but me internalizing my oath, committing a prayer between myself and God in honor of that very oath is a problem for you?”

Last year, Fernandes Anderson confessed to ethical violations resulting from hiring her sister and her son as paid employees of her staff, earning $70,000 in salaries, and agreed to pay a $5,000 fine, according to
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