Angie Boynton during the top of her Tuesday night missive.
From the "Oh Sheesh If This Is Real, Oh Sheesh If It Isn't" Department:
"I got your message and I do believe that God is greater than any concern you sent to me," Marion County School Board Vice Chair Angie Boynton said Tuesday night during a televised school board meeting, addressing an unknown (and apparently non-present) party who demanded Boynton speak on certain issues during the telecast. Said issues had less to do with the cost of lunchroom milk, though, and more to do with kidnapping, religion, and secret 9/11 code-breaking.
"You don't have my daughter hostage, she is safe," Boynton continued, looking directly into the camera. I am an American, and I'm from Ocala, Florida, which is a country town, so there's a lot of country in me and I will never change...I don't want to offend anyone with my response...but no, I can not bow down to Islam, in the sense that I was raised to love and respect God---the God that I know. I will say to you, you understand that I did meet with Ahmed. Like Ahmed understood, I will walk away from anything confrontational."
Boynton's fellow board members listened with confusion as the one time Republican of the Year admonished her perceived harasser and explained that this was all related to Boynton's breaking of a code related to the 9/11 attacks (an act she downplayed as something "even an autistic person" could do) that she then forwarded to former president George W. Bush and former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Boynton ended her rambling by noting that she is "not able to talk to anyone" about the code-break, despite the fact she was talking about it right then and there to a general assembly and a television audience.
"The police are not able to come near me and they should continue their stance with that. I do have help, and I am OK. But there was someone who wanted to hear something on TV."
You can watch Boynton make her statements in full at the 49 minute mark of the video below. After the meeting Boynton told reporters she doesn't have mental health issues but cannot go into further detail about her rant because, as she puts it, "there was movement around my house, okay?"
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