[Ed. – As the article says, there is zero suggestion that the interpreter has allowed politics to interfere with accurate interpretation. There’s just no tolerance on the Left for non-conforming thought.]
It appears we have now entered an even more sinister stage of this ideological witch hunt. There is no need to find a decades-old quote; instead, all that is needed now to get one cancelled is “evidence” of support for President Trump, Republicans, or anything to the right of Stalin. A literary agent, for example, was fired for having accounts on Parler and Gab.
The latest victim of this guilt by association manifestation of cancel culture is sign language interpreter, Heather Mewshaw.
Some random Twitter user somehow recognized Mewshaw from her work with Right Side ASL and decided that she was unfit to translate for the Biden administration. …
But I am wondering if this interpreter who shall be unnamed is appropriate to work for the Biden government? I personally cannot trust the integrity of her interpretation. That means I have no reason to trust what the Press Secretary says if it's coming through her hands.
— Jon Henner (@jmhenner) January 25, 2021
Note that there is not even a hint of a whiff of a suggestion that Mewshaw in any way misrepresented what was being said at the presser. Just her suspected affiliation with the right is enough.