Jennifer Kent, director of the California Department of Health Care Services has resigned from her position effective September 30th. She has been in the position since 2015.
It's not clear what prompted her decision to resign, but we have to suspect it might have something to do with a Facebook post she made Monday.
On her private Facebook page, she made made reference to the hundreds of demonstrators that were at the Capitol to oppose two bills that limit school vaccine exceptions. Gov. Newsom signed both bills into law.
In the post, she referenced the large bear statue that sits outside Gov. Gavin Newsom's office that staffers refer to as 'Bacteria Bear' because so many visitors touch it. Her post read:
“The Capitol is filled with a bunch of flat-earthers today. My poor sweet Bacteria Bear is dripping with unvaccinated booger-eater germs. #believeinscience #vaccinateyourgoddamnkids."
According to KCRA, she sent an email to employees that read, in part:
"One of the hard things about this job is leaving. However, I wanted you to know that I have submitted my resignation, effective at the end of this month. Between now and my last day, I will be working to ensure that all of the activities that are currently underway are transitioned to the amazing team that already exists here at DHCS."
Photo Credit: California Department of Health Care Services)