Seemingly racist tweets by an employee of the Puerto-Rican government have stirred controversy across the nation. According to the Associated Press, Heidi Wys sent tweets to President Obama regarding the first lady’s birthday: “Who cares” and “Take her to Burger King buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya.”
Wys, who currently serves as the main advisor to House of Representatives President Jennifer Gonzalez, has since demonstrated regret that her tweets were perceived racist and again turned to twitter to apologize to those whom she offended. Wys declared that she is a not racist, stating that her favorite nieces are black.
Several legislators, including Sen. Juan Eugenio Hernandez have demanded Wys resign from her current advisor position.