Friday, May 05, 2023

Senate confirms controversial archconservatives to Board of Education without discussion. (A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics, May 4, 2023


Esther Byrd was confirmed, along with Miami's Grazie Pozo Christie.

The Senate has formally confirmed two archconservatives who have been sitting on the Board of Education for a year.

Esther Byrd of Neptune Beach, who has supported Q-Anon and Jan. 6 insurrectionists in the past, sailed through without discussion.

Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, a Miami radiologist who has spoken out forcefully against trans care for children, also sailed through as part of a raft of confirmations.

Appointed at the tail end of the 2022 Legislative Session, there was never any debate in Senate committees, despite seemingly controversial stances they have taken.

Byrd, the wife of appointed Secretary of State Cord Byrd, made national news with her staunch defense of Capitol insurrectionists in 2021. She offered a defense of those “peacefully protesting” the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election while alluding to “coming civil wars.”

“ANTIFA and BLM can burn and loot buildings and violently attack police and citizens,” Esther Byrd wrote. “But when Trump supporters peacefully protest, suddenly ‘Law and Order’ is all they can talk about! I can’t even listen to these idiots bellyaching about solving our differences without violence.”

“In the coming civil wars (We the People vs the Radical Left and We the People cleaning up the Republican Party), team rosters are being filled … Every elected official in DC will pick one. There are only 2 teams… With Us [or] Against Us,” Byrd added.

Prior to that, she offered a defense of the Proud Boys on her Facebook page. Those statements came months after Byrd made comments supportive of QAnonafter the Byrds were photographed on a boat flying a QAnon flag.

Dr. Christie, a radiologist from Miami, concentrates much of her commentary on gender ideology, including critiques of the transgender community. That includes recent remarks on Twitter.

“Here’s a list of corporations who are promoting sick wacko Dylan Mulvaney a man who prances around pretending to be a 6 yo girl. They are bent on eliminating the family. All they want is disconnected consumers. Led by Joe Biden of course,” she tweeted on April 2.

In Britain and other European countries they are pulling back from transing children, understanding that gender disturbance is, mainly, a passing, socially-conditioned phase. Here (the Biden administration is pushing transing children avidly, even after ill woman went berserk in Nash,” she tweeted, also on April 2.

Byrd and Christie will serve on the Board until 2025.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


Anonymous said...

Laura Loomer, Mike Lindell, Alex Jones, and Doug Russo... these are the kinds of at least physically complex organisms that they want on school boards.

Anonymous said...

They believe that pink elephants can fly. These are the kind of people who they want on school boards. Also, people willing to teach kids that pink elephants can fly or lie by omission in the classroom. This is intellectual degeneracy... what keeps the GOP afloat. That and Sharia Law courts.. religious whackos on the bench.