Controversial Faux Tea Party Leader Exits Stage as Former Candidate Hayon Quietly Takes Reigns
Sayonara, John Press.
The controversial zealot who forced himself into the public arena by issuing a fatwa against the formation of mosques in both Brooklyn and Manhattan–including the so-called Ground Zero Mosque–has stepped down as chieftain of the divisive “Tea Party” group he formed in Brooklyn.
You will recall our blog had some strong sentiments regarding Mr. Press’s views on a variety of subjects…
Dr. Press made his departure a reality by announcing it on the group’s Facebook page.
We cannot say that we are necessarily sad to see him go, but that issue is now moot.
In it’s brief history, the “Brooklyn Tea Party” has mostly been a misnamed organzation, as it often wildly diverges in beliefs from the Tea Party movement from which it takes its name. For further elucidation, merely click on our Category link “Brooklyn Tea Party.”
Taking the reigns from Dr. Press is Republican youth Joseph Hayon, a somewhat mysterious former GOP candidate who once challenged Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat and recently ran against Steven Cymbrowitz for Assembly. Mr. Hayon is considered by a variety of insiders to be disfavored by the Bay Ridge Cabal and yet somewhat of a “wild card” when it comes to party politics.
We do not know what to expect from this transition, but we hope Mr. Hayon brings somewhat more credibility to this group to bring it out of the political depths…