Senate confirms controversial archconservatives to Board of Education without discussion
The Senate didn't discuss her once controversial nomination to the Board of Education.

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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 QAnon after 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 [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • tom palmer

    May 4, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Where do they find these nuts? Oh, never mind, the GOP seems to be full of, them at the moment.

  • Billy the Bamboozler

    May 4, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Hopefully ANTIFA gets ahold of these far right terrorist supporters. Peaceful protest my azz, people died!

  • WhatNow

    May 4, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    The patients are running the giant asylum known as the Florida state “government”.

  • Michael K

    May 5, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Wow. These people are unhinged and ignorant – ready to accelerate the destruction of public schools. What kind of a leader would advance these folks for public service?

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