Now she’s not only exhausted. She’s unemployed.
Hart told CNBC Monday that AmVets, a veterans services organization in Maryland, gave her a pink slip recently as part of the struggling group’s effort to cut expenses.
Hart stood up at a Town Hall meeting in September and told Obama:
Quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the man for change I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now.
Obama offered his stock answer when people tell him he hasn’t delivered on his promises:
“As I have said before, time are tough for everybody right now. So I understand your frustration.”
Her frustration increased when a layoff notice hit her desk.
“I want to focus on the positive and be optimistic,” Hart told CNBC. “And assume that somehow things will work out, that there’s an opportunity out there with Velma’s name on it that’s right around the corner.”
Jim King, executive director for AmVets, says his organization is just trying to survive and that Hart was just caught up in the group’s financial crisis.
“It’s not anything she did,” King told The Washington Post on Monday. “She got bit by the same snake that has bit a lot of people. It was a move to cut our bottom line.”
Hart, contacted by Capitol HIll Blue on Monday, says that even with all that has happened, she still supports Obama.
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