Santa Clarita – After falling for a viral Facebook post claiming “Antifa” were going to be bused in for riots and going Uber-Karen by calling in the National Guard, the city council today admitted they overreacted and offered their apologies, and resignations. “We were wrong,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth at the press conference held at city hall, “The Facebook post that was being widely circulated was an obvious hoax, meant to instigate an overreaction and spread fear, and we fell for it. Even after it had been thoroughly investigated, debunked, and dismissed, we made the poor decision to call in the National Guard to help protect our city from looters that never arrived. I am deeply sorry for the transgression, and I speak on behalf of my fellow council members when I say that we should be smarter than this. We failed you as leaders, we failed you as neighbors, and we failed you as a city council of the greatest city in the nation. The only damage done yesterday was to our reputations, and for that we offer our resignations immediately.”
City Manager said the application process was open to fill the 5 seat vacancies. All applicants must be able to pass the marshmallow test.