School Board Demands That Conservative Bridget Ziegler Step Down

( – Earlier this month, it came to light that Christian Ziegler, chair of the Florida Republican Party, was under investigation for sexual assault. The news sparked a media storm that quickly devolved into the revelation of many details of his intimate life with his wife, Bridget Ziegler, who co-founded Moms for Liberty. Bridget, who also sits on the Sarasota County School Board, stepped forward in her husband’s defense and said the accuser was part of a threesome with none other than hers truly, adding fuel to the fire. Now, the board has passed a resolution calling for her resignation.

On the evening of Monday, December 11, the Sarasota County School Board passed a resolution, 4-1, calling for Bridget Ziegler to step down. While it’s non-binding, it offers a strong showing of opposition towards her. However, the board cannot force the move. Only Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has the power to remove her. She has spoken out against the move, calling it “toothless.”

However, some of her past comments have been dredged up. In 2018, she put Superintendant Todd Bowden in the crosshairs and made the statement that “a culture of trust, support, and integrity must be embodied throughout the organization,” referring to the school board.

As for the actions that drew this response, apparently all three parties—the accuser, Christian, and Bridget—had engaged in a years-long sexual relationship together. On the night in question, according to the complaint against Christian, his accuser says only he showed up to the meeting. She said she declined, claiming she was only interested in meeting with him and his wife together, but he persisted and ended up raping her. He also reportedly took video of the encounter between the two. Police first learned of the alleged assault on October 4, two days after it took place.

Some are calling for the state GOP leader to step down as well. However, according to sources, he’s seeking a hefty payout—to the tune of $2 million—to resign.

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