SJB: “Marcus Jones Is Not Fit To Sit In Senate”

January 19, 2021 | 68 Comments

[Updated] The Social Justice Bermuda group has called for OBA Senator Marcus Jones “to be removed from the Senate” as he has “proven himself unfit to represent Bermuda in the Upper House.”

Senator Posts Pro-Trump Message On Facebook

This follows after Senator Jones posted a message on Facebook expressing support for President Trump, saying that “Since he was elected as President in 2016, Holy Spirit has prompted me to be an intercessor for your President who in that time has become my President.”

“Most of my family and friends, who are believers, dislike President Trump and cannot see God’s hand in His plan to place him in this office,” he said. “So I am a minority supporter of the President in my community but a staunch one.”

In the Senator’s message, which he signed as “Senator Marcus J Jones”, he made two references to a page, and a quick search shows a Facebook page matching both references appears to be a page with what are termed as ‘daily prayer devotionals’ that promote right wing conspiracy theories including repeated denials of the US election results, references to the “deep state,” a claim of of prophecies that President Trump would serve two terms, along with effusive praise for President Trump.

Senator Says Views Don’t Represent OBA & He Posted Message In Error

In response to Bernews request for comment, a statement from Senator Jones said, “A recent post on my personal Facebook page does not reflect the sentiments or is supported by the One Bermuda Alliance. My intent was not to offend and what I thought was a private note to an International Prayer Ministry I inadvertently posted to my home page. This post has now been removed from my Facebook page”

SLB Statement

A spokesperson said, “October 8, 2020, SJB publicly objected to the appointment of Rolfe Commissiong to the Senate, as we considered him not fit to represent Bermuda in the upper house on the basis of his alleged sexual harassment history.

“Today, we are publicly calling for the OBA Senator, Marcus Jones, to be removed from the Senate as, on the back of his abhorrent post made January 17, 2020 via Facebook, he, too, has proven himself unfit to represent Bermuda in the Upper House.

“Marcus Jones signed his peon to Trump explicitly in his capacity as Senator Marcus J Jones. He cannot hide behind the guise of a “personal opinion” when he sought to bolster his craven devotion to the fascist Trump with the authority of his Senate position.”

Social Justice Bermuda then cited a number of positions they said the Trump administration support such as harassment of women, a refusal to recognize the legitimacy of democratic elections, advocating an attempted coup against the US Congress and Senate, encouraging and promoting white supremacism and fascism in the USA and elsewhere, and supporting the breach of international law as it regards Jerusalem and, by extension, the continuation of Apartheid and oppression regarding the Palestinian people.

“If the OBA thinks that someone who supports such rightwing populist positions is fit to represent them [and our island] in Bermuda’s Senate, we can only conclude that the OBA ,as a party, also supports these positions. Positions that have no place in Bermuda today, and that are the antithesis of social justice,” the organization said.

“Marcus Jones must go. He is not fit to serve, and if the OBA support him, they are not fit to be part of Bermuda’s political conversation. It is not enough for him to be removed of his Senate seat – he also needs to be disciplined by the OBA for bringing their party, and the integrity of the Senate, into public disrepute.

“We also note that the personal is political, and the OBA were quick to call out the PLP when it suited their purposes. They were vocal supporters of the island’s call to remove Rolfe Commissiong and we are expecting similar support for the call to remove Senator Marcus Jones. Unless the OBA takes action against Marcus Jones, it is clear their positions previously were nothing but opportunistic and hypocritical statements.

“So, what is it OBA? Principles or opportunistic politics? Respect for democracy, human rights and international law or craven support for fascist Trump and his blatant thwarts against democracy and humanity?”

OBA Response

Following the social media post by their Senator, the OBA posted the following message on their own social media account, “While the One Bermuda Alliance recognizes that Bermuda has the privilege of religious freedom and that each one of us is entitled to their own personal opinion, their opinions may not necessarily reflect the sentiment of the Party, which is the case of the recent social media post from Senator Marcus Jones. With that said, as a Bermudian political party, we have no intention of officially commenting on, or of getting involved with the internal politics of the USA or any other country.”

We asked the OBA for further comment on the SJB statement and other matters and will update if able.

Update | PLP Comment

Update Jan 20, 8.50am: A PLP spokesperson said, “Members of the Senate serve at the pleasure of either the Governor, the Premier or the Leader of the Opposition.They are not elected as constituency representatives. At any time, one of those individuals may rescind an appointment to the Senate as they see fit.

“When evaluating who should serve in the Senate, we believe that one’s political philosophy counts. If an individual supports someone who is associated with white supremacy, sexism, violent insurrection and division, we believe their judgment should be questioned.

“Cole Simons needs to ask himself, is this who he wants to serve in the Senate?”

Update | OBA Reiterate First Comment

Update Jan 21, 11.12am: In response to request for comment about this matter — SBJ’s call he be removed, a sitting Senator saying the US President is “my President” while apparently engaging with a right wing social media page which posts election denials etc — the OBA said they nothing further to add to their statement earlier this week, which said: “While the One Bermuda Alliance recognizes that Bermuda has the privilege of religious freedom and that each one of us is entitled to their own personal opinion, their opinions may not necessarily reflect the sentiment of the Party, which is the case of the recent social media post from Senator Marcus Jones. With that said, as a Bermudian political party, we have no intention of officially commenting on, or of getting involved with the internal politics of the USA or any other country.”

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  1. MrsMcGooner says:

    So this OBA Senator must also support kids locked up in cages, families torn apart because one happens to live in a muslim country, p**sy-grabbing, militancy, constant lie-telling and must think that white supremacists are “good people”. You either are a Trump supporter or you are not. You can’t just pick out the bits you think he’s done good at and distance yourself from the rest. This Senator needs to go.

    • Portia says:

      Since you are too ignorant to know the truth, let me enlighten you:

      - Obama/ Biden built the cages.
      - Obama/ Biden deported more families than any previous administration.
      - the Democrats have shown their love for militancy/totalitarian rule by locking down states and trampling on their citizens rights, while Trump pushed for their freedoms.
      - Biden is the most racist politician there is, he doesn’t give a crap about the black community. So it appears that SJB must also support Biden who didn’t want black children in school with HIS children and said that Obama was the only “clean and articulate” black politician. Shame on you and shame on SJB! Turn off the CNN!

      • anon says:

        So if someone puts kids in cages, they are justified if someone else built the cage??? You’re suggesting that Clyburn backed someone more racist than Trump, that picked the first black vp and has has the most diverse cabinet so far? You are suggesting he is more totalitarian than the person who just incited an insurrection? The media is polarized and divisive, best to watch both sides.

      • Sandgrownan says:

        Dog whistle much? It’s like a who’s who of poorly thought out GOP talking points!

        Locked down states? Example please, because I am intrigued by that one. Even by a RWNJ standards, sounds like an Alex Jones comment.

      • Marcusbmco says:

        Oh, so I’m not the only one that noticed… jus sayin. PLP loving Bermudians.. keep loving your Obama !

    • Get The true Facts and then Speak says:

      What an absurd post.
      Donald Trump has done many many positive things for the American people.
      Lowered taxes. Reduced unemployment across the board to the lowest level in 50 years. Take on exploitive countries like China that weak prior Presidents didn’t have the guts to handle. Crass? Yes. Abrasive? Yes. But finally the U.S. had a President that was willing to take on the difficult issues.
      Joe Biden is weak, ineffective and has achieved little in 47 years in politics. He voted against integrated busing years ago saying he didn’t want his children growing up in a “racial jungle”. Hmmm, you are either for him Or against him. Want to talk racism? You choose Mrs Mcgooner. Bill Clinton had Monica Lewinsky on her knees in the Oval Office. Give me a break. Despicable acts.
      Donald Trump will go down as a loyal, hard working patriot.
      He will be sorely missed .

      • anon says:

        Obama inherited the Great Recession and multiple wars from Bush, he left Trump on a good trajectory. Lowering taxes doesn’t exactly require much intellect. His trade strategy was to tear up the new TPP and engage in a trade war on his own which made everyone but the US better off. Hopefully Biden has changed in the last 45 years since he made those inexcusable comments, guess Clyburn thought so or he wouldn’t have won. Trump will likely be remembered for being impeached twice and his delusional narcissism that almost caused a coup.

        • LOL - the real one says:

          Barry had a clear roll in the “great recession,” that the media overlooked. Do your own research on his representation of ACORN plaintiffs against Citibank.

          GW Bush did not fly airliners into buildings. The argument should be that the neither the politicians nor the military want the wars to end.

          Educate yourself on the Obama economy where people has to work two or more jobs just to stay afloat. A part-time job is counted as a “job” so one person working three jobs is counted a three jobs.

          President Trump’s economy put people into full-time jobs. President Trump’s trade deals were far better than the absurd ones negotiated by his predecessors.

          • sandgrownan says:

            Bwwahahahaha…..are you trolling or do you really really believe that?

            • LOL - the real one says:

              The troll rants what? Your lack of what is public knowledge is not my problem.

              • sandgrownan says:

                *sigh* OK, I’ll bite…

                “roll?” You mean “role” surely?

                So, you think that the mortgage crisis was caused by ACORN lobbying for reduced lending rates for lower income borrowers? Riiight? The mortgage crisis was caused by sheer unadulterated greed by the lenders.

                You know you can easily read up on this, but it wouldn’t fit your narrative.

                The GOP did not fly aircraft into buildings, it is true, but they are culpable in that they didn’t heed the warnings of he outgoing administration. Again, all a matter of public record. Inconvenient for your narrative.

                The Trump economy. Really? The GOP have one trick -corporate tax cuts and the lie of trickle down economics. This has been proven to be false, and in fact, since Eisenhower the economy is always worse off by any reasonable metric after a Republican administration. Again, go look it up.

                Trade deals? How are tariffs working out then? How much has been spent on the real welfare queens (farmers in the mid-west) because Trumps “trade deals” resulted in lower exports?

                That’s before we talk about p&%sy grabbing, kids in cages, forced sterilizations, racism, the endless grifting, tax evasion, promoting of ill equipped people into positions of power, the raping of public education by DeVos, stealing of cash from a kids cancer charity, bounties on US soldiers, a drunken sexual predator as a SCJ, and an extreme right catholic right winger on the SC. Need I go on?

                Let’s not kid ourselves. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world.  Conservatives are pretty much all the same.  Emotionally stunted, selfish, sociopathic, psychopathic, greedy, ignorant, religiously brainwashed, bigoted, garbage people.

                We can talk about Republicans, or Canadian conservatives, or Tories in the U.K., or the Taliban, or the Baath party, the Muslim Brotherhood, it doesn’t matter.  They’re the run of the mill a&^holes you encounter on a daily basis in the community or at work or at school, only with political power.

                If you’re a dick, you’re a dick.

          • He’s gone says:

            Who cares? He’s gone and relaxing by his pool and wished us a good life which is code for **** you! What a toe jam!

          • Cherokee says:

            I assume you were living in the U.S. during Obama’s and Trump’s administrations?

      • Sandgrownan says:

        400,000 Americans dead.

        But at least Iraq and Somalia have offered to send a peace keeping force to Washington. Lol….

      • Sandgrownan says:

        China? Lol

        Trump has an absurdly simplistic view of global trade. He pretty much knows nothing about anything, is dangerously impulsive, thinks only about the next 5 minutes, and is easily distracted. China has been rapidly promoting young Chinese people who graduate from US Ivy League colleges and elite European colleges in the communist party in order to accelerate their agenda. These young people represent the smartest 0.001% of the worlds population. Trump hires boot lockers and criminals, and has killed the state department by loyalty tests and offending our allies and trade partners. Guess who is going to win the trade war.

        • SMH says:

          Sandgrownan we don’t agree on political matters very often and when we do I have to take a deep breath. I’ve hyperventilated enough for today, but please GET UM GET UM GET UM!

      • saud says:

        ” Bill Clinton had Monica Lewinsky on her knees in the Oval Office. Give me a break. Despicable acts.”

        …and trump gets p**&ed on by russian hookers….Are you a russian hooker? LOL

      • sandgrownan says:

        The Trump Legacy: Trade deficit: up. Unemployment rate: rising. Abortion rate: rising. Beijing: rising. The coronavirus body-count: rising.

    • LOL - the real one says:

      Triggered much? What do you do for a living?

  2. wahoo says:

    While I am no fan of Trump how can SJB tell us that Jones is not fit to sit anywhere purely because of his beliefs?

    • MrsMcGooner says:

      It’s what those beliefs are…….

      • byebyeorangeman says:

        like you he has his beliefs just like you. So who are you to judge all of a sudden. pS i am very anti trump but that’s my opinion and belief. You are NOT any holier than thou

  3. Vida Smith says:

    Its sad that someone that thinks his so bright is so stupid.

  4. Bermudian says:

    Oh stop! The man has a right to free speech and believe what he wants. Anyone can say democrats incite violence on police, democracy, conservative views. Dont blame Trump for kids in cages. Blame the parents who illegally take them to the US.

  5. .am says:

    It’s odd that much of the PLPs actions and rhetoric align with Trump and his followers ..but it’s Marcus you want to cancel.

    • saud says:

      The rest of the world knows Bermudians for being:

      Homophobic
      Racist
      Xenophobic
      Hypocritical
      has pink sand

  6. Eyes wide open says:

    “This post has now been removed from my Facebook page”

    Stick to what you believe in bie. You love the Trump. Now get the FOXes Tail out of the Senate and stop making the OBA look bad.

  7. Rubbish says:

    maybe your organization should stand down.everyone is entitled to THEIR opinion but to have to step down give me a break. Trump may not be the best resident but he may have done a few things that benefit USA

  8. Vortex says:

    I don’t support Trump either, but to suggest Marcus Jones cannot hold those views or he is unfit for senate is absurd.

    There are literally hundreds of Americans in Bermuda who share his views.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Ah..that’s the point. He can hold any views he likes, and he can serve in the Senate…but here’s the thing…he serves at the behest of the leader of the opposition. Ergo, if he isn’t removed, then the opposition are de facto holding the same views.

      The issue is, that Marcus isn’t very bright. He is like a black man flying the confederate flag above his car/house/boat.

  9. LOL - the real one says:

    Look at all the triggered people! hahahahaha
    Move to Cuba or Venezuela.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      No need to, Bermuda will be a third world shot hole unless Curtis gets to grip with the economy

    • saud says:

      Cuba has socialised medicine and the best respiratory doctors in the world.
      Bermuda has pink sand.

      • LOL - the real one says:

        “…the best respiratory doctors in the world.” Do you often make things up or is this something recent?

        • saud says:

          Are you that proud of your stupidity that you feel the need to reveal it as often as you can?
          Why are you such a racist homophobe? How much time do they allow you to use a computer each day? What do you have to do for the privilege?

        • saud says:

          Do you often reveal your ignorance so willingly?

      • Marcusbmco says:

        Excellent

  10. LOL - the real one says:

    The Government(PLP) has an ongoing case against same-sex marriage, therefore, the PLP opposes same-sex marriage. Why has the the Social Justice Bermuda group not called for every PLP politician to resign? Double standard?

    • Sandgrownan says:

      A substantial part of the PLP base is rooted in (black) churches. Traditionally Uber conservative and homophobic.

      It has nothing to do with right or wrong, it’s simply votes and politics.

      • Ray says:

        And most of the ubp/oba are Trump lovers. Now roll back in your grave troll.

        • sandgrownan says:

          Do you know that for a fact? Because, without some sort of proof I’m going to call BS on that.

          Let’s take one example, LGBTQ rights. Under Trump, the GOP looked to roll back protections for LGBTQ folks. In Bermuda, who is spearheading the move to deny LGBTQ basic rights?

          • saud says:

            The plp, its followers hate the LGBT community, and it shows….consequently, you have absolutely no respect from the rest of the world.
            …but you have pink sand. LOL

          • Gay Voter says:

            Not one single OBA leader supported the LGBT when they were Government and had the power to make change for us. I speak of Mr. Craig Cannonier, Mr. Michael Dunkley and Mrs Jean Atherden.

            Sandgrownan racist people just like you cost the party a 30 to 6 election result. You think by blogging your helping the OBA but your white supremacist blogs are driving more nails in the OBA coffin. Next election they might as well cremate the party.

            • Sandgrownan says:

              Wow. Didn’t realize that pointing out that the PLP are actively working to deny LGBTQ rights, I am a racist.

              It would be funny if you didn’t have the right to vote.

      • LOL - the real one says:

        Why has the the Social Justice Bermuda group not called for every PLP politician to resign? As I said, a double standard.

        • Xoba says:

          Because everyone one dislikes the UBPoba. Even their own supporters didn’t rally to support that dumb party.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Better yet, who are the Social Justice Bermuda group?

      • LOL - the real one says:

        Good question. I suspect the name itself is an oxymoron.

      • trufth says:

        I have no idea who they are but I can tell they are of very low intelligence and have probably never traveled off the island. Small environment, small minds.

    • saud says:

      “Double standard?”

      Yes, absolute hypocrisy…which is why no one takes them seriously.

  11. Red Pill says:

    Pure McCarthyism. Ridiculous! SMH!

    • LOL - the real one says:

      “McCarthyism” was all about communists in the US Government and Hollywood. And the Senator was spot on. Even today, the US Government has a plethora of Communists, Socialists, Marxists, etc, in every area.

      Liberals, Progressives, whatever, do not believe that freedom of speech applies when you have a differing opinion. President Trump was and will continued to be vilified because he put America first. Therefor, he presented a clear and present danger to liberalism.

      • sandgrownan says:

        I don’t think you’ve ever read the First Amendment, much less understand what it means.

        So, if farmers are bailed out, banks, wall street, oil are bailed out, it’s ok, but providing healthcare is socialism? Why does the US government continuously crap on Americans, espcially those icky people with a different colour skin?

  12. Joe Bloggs says:

    I am no fan of Donald Trump, but I am also no fan of a group of people (www.socialjusticebda.com) who will not tell us who they are and want to deny Bermudians the protections “guaranteed” under our Constitution

  13. Red Pill says:

    Because senator Jones supports Trump he is unfit to represent Bermuda in the upper house. You all need to get a grip and stop listening to the anti Trump brainwashing media.

  14. Check Yourself says:

    “Social Justice Bermuda” just further revealed itself. Pay attention people! Dare I say it, Trump warned the U.S. what was coming! The left’s cancel culture will come for everyone. Think like me or be cancelled!

    • sandgrownan says:

      Conservative dog whistles. A never ending series:

      #364….”cancel culture”….

  15. saud says:

    Wow, what a horribly racist and homophobic website….typical though.

  16. LOL (original) says:

    The era of peace is completely over. Identity politics will rip this world apart and only the uber rich will be untouched as losing as they don’t suffer from wrong think. Btw I know lol is a hot name cant believe how many people have tried to steal it over the years…..

    LOL the original always signs the post…

    • Really? says:

      You lay claim to a universal acronym LOL? Use drugs much? And yes us rich people earned our money and will survive! Nature works that way. As Trump said “have a good life” which means he don’t care as he hit his!

      • LOL (original) says:

        You must be new here. I did stop posting for awhile but when Bernews first started that was my tag. LOL then LOL (original TM*) so ya I claim it on this site. Why you accusing me of drug use? You know me or just recognize something in yourself.

        LOL…..see how that works

  17. LOL - the real one says:

    FBI agent undermines Pelosi’s claim of insurrection ‘incitement’
    ‘This exonerates Trump. Amazing’

    WND story.

    An FBI agent in Washington has submitted an affidavit in a criminal case against several people who allegedly were involved in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

    It undermines House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that President Trump’s speech to supporters that day was an “incitement of insurrection.”

    read the story on the website.

    • sandgrownan says:

      WND? LOL..Wing Nut Daily. A right-wing Trump fellating “rag” if ever there was one.

      • LOL - the real one says:

        Triggered much? Yes, you are. Attacking the source without reading it is the standard troll retort.

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