- A conservative power couple in Florida is in hot water over a threesome sex scandal.
- The woman has accused Christian Ziegler, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, of rape.
- Bridget Ziegler, a Moms for Liberty co-founder, has been asked to resign from a school board.
Hypocrisy will do it every time.
Bridget Ziegler, a co-founder of the rightwing Moms for Liberty group, knows that better than most.
She and her husband, Christian, are embroiled in a sex scandal that is costing them their positions in local Florida politics, as well as their moral high ground with the religious right, Business Insider previously reported.
A report from the Sarasota Police Department last month revealed that the Zieglers had a threesome with a woman who has since accused Christian Ziegler of sexual assault, The New York Times reported. Though heavily redacted, the report used the words “raped” and “sexually battered.”
After a consensual threesome with the woman, the group scheduled a second rendezvous, but the unnamed woman canceled after she found out Bridget Ziegler wouldn’t be able to attend, BI previously reported. The woman later told police that Christian Ziegler showed up at her apartment anyway and assaulted her, The Washington Post reported.
In 2021, Bridget Ziegler stopped working with Moms for Liberty, the “parental rights” group she co-founded that rails against LGBTQ books and conversations in schools. The next year, she was elected to the Sarasota County School Board.
The threesome revelation has put pressure on Ziegler to resign from her position on the Sarasota County School Board, which she has thus far declined to do, The Times reported.
County residents have been vocal in public meetings, assailing Ziegler directly for embroiling herself in a sex scandal all while supporting anti-LGBTQ policies.
“Most of our community could not care less what you do in the privacy of your own home, but your hypocrisy takes center stage,” one Sarasota resident told Zeigler during a school board meeting this week, according to The Times.
The members of the school board voted four-to-one on Tuesday in favor of Ziegler resigning. She was the lone vote against the nonbinding resolution, according to The Times.
Christian Ziegler, under investigation by police, faces similar pressure to resign as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. He reportedly requested a buyout to provide a “soft landing” for his potential resignation, NBC News reported, citing several Republican sources. Ziegler denied the claim to NBC.
Bridget Ziegler did not immediately respond to BI’s request for comment, nor did an attorney for Christian Ziegler.