A Rockland County government employee is coming under fire after it was revealed that he is behind the Facebook page “Block the Block Vote” as the county’s legislature Chairman Alden Wolfe (D-Suffern) questions whether the owner of the page conflicts with his job in the county’s Mental Health Department.
James Foley’s page is a proponent for fighting against what he says is political influence by the Orthodox and Hasidic communities in Rockland County on county politics. Foley has worked as a social worker for more than 17 years in the county, reports Lohud ().
Wolfe stated earlier on Monday that he’s concerned Foley’s Facebook page could affect his job, and also stated he wondered if Foley was using social media during work hours.
Foley says his Facebook page clearly shows that he’s not representing the county and that he only uses Facebook during persona, non-work hours. He also says he does not talk about the “Block the Block Vote” page at work.
As reported last week Foley’s Facebook page garnered criticism from the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, who created a video called “The Jew in Rockland” comparing the page and anti-Semitic comments found on the Facebook page to Nazi Germany.
Foley has since updated the page after it went viral to stress its political focus on bloc voting.