She was fed up with US President Donald Trump's love of playing golf when there were more important things to handle.
She said when she saw Trump's motorcade come up alongside her, her "blood just began to bubble".
"POTUS's motorcade departed the Trump National Golf Club at 3:12 p.m., passing two pedestrians, one of whom gave a thumbs-down sign".
"I wasn't even at work when I did that", Briskman said to The Washington Post. He pulled ads for open for open enrollment in Obamacare. She was thinking about the devastation in Puerto Rico, about the carnage of last month's mass-shooting in Las Vegas, and about deportations. "I'm thinking, 'DACA recipients are getting kicked out".
"How is that any less "obscene" than me flipping off the president?" she asked of the Facebook comment in question.
She was still canned because the government contractor said the incident could hurt business. Briskman accuses the company of uneven treatment because a male employee was able to keep his job after calling out someone as a "f-- Libtard a--" on Facebook, where his link to Akima was obvious.
"I'd do it again", she said. And it has now cost the single mom her job. She adds that the director was easily identifiable as an employee of Akima.
As for her reason for all that anger towards President Trump, Briskman quite bluntly stated that his love of leisure has been filling her with a growing rage.
But obscenity in a private dispute with an unknown liberal on the internet is very different from insulting the President when you're a government contractor whose entire livelihood depends on building good relationships with whoever's now in charge of the government-in this case, Donald Trump.
As news of Briskman's firing spread, many social media users asked why she was being penalized for expressing free speech on her own time, under the first amendment to the U.S. constitution.
Briskman isn't too upset, however, saying she hopes to find new work with an advocacy group she believes in, like Planned Parenthood.
In fact, the person he aimed that comment at was so offended by the coarse nature of it that he challenged the director on representing Akima that way.
She said: "I'm angry about where our country is right now. This was an opportunity for me to say something".