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Milton official resigns after using anti-Biden code during Memorial Day remarks


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Steven Fruzzetti said “welcome, let’s go, Brandon,” at Milton Cemetery.

Steven Fruzzetti in 2016. Handout

A Milton city official has resigned after using a code phrase intended to insult President Joe Biden during remarks at a Memorial Day service last week. Steven Fruzzetti, who was an elected member of the Milton Cemetery Commission, resigned on June 2 The Patriot Registry reported.

According to Patriot Ledger.

“Welcome, and let’s go, Brandon,” he said at the end of his speech. They were recorded by Milton Access Television and can be viewed online.

The phrase comes from a Nascar event last year, where fans were recorded chanting “F—Joe Biden.” The chant was initially mistaken by a reporter during the race to support driver Brandon Brown, according to The Associated Press.

The Milton Interfaith Clergy Association released a letter demanding an apology from Fruzzetti, calling on him to take time off from city leadership positions, The Boston Globe reported.

“Mr. Fruzzetti brought disrespect, dishonor and disgrace to one of America’s most solemn civic holidays; a day where the sole purpose is to remember and honor all Americans who have put their lives at stake to defend our country,” the association said in the letter.

Fruzzetti, a member of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee, issued an apology in his resignation letter on Patriot Ledger reported.

“I regret doing this on behalf of the cemetery trustees. I resigned from the board so I could continue to advocate for Republican policies that will reduce inflation and bring gas prices back to where they were before this disastrous president,” Fruzzetti told the Patriot Ledger in a text message.



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