GOP Candidate For Minnesota's U.S. Senate Seat Once Made A Racist Comment About Michelle Obama
October 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm
Republican state Senator Karin Housley wants to take over Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat and represent Minnesota on the Hill. Franken resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations; Housley is facing off against Senator Tina Smith (D), Minnesota’s former lieutenant governor.
However, much like Franken, Housley's past isn't squeaky clean.
“Michelle is soooo far from cool. Don’t we expect our first ladies to at least stand up straight? (And my dear sister, know the proper etiquette and DO NOT TOUCH THE QUEEN!),” the Congressional hopeful wrote on Facebook in April 2009, reports the Huffington Post. “I do miss Nancy Reagan. Ronald even more. Speaking of Bedtime for Bonzo, I think even that chimp stood up straighter than Michelle. Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment.”
As News One mentions, Bedtime for Bonzo is a movie Ronald Reagan starred in alongside a monkey before his foray into politics.
“It’s not surprising the Huffington Post — basically an extension of the Democratic Party — would do Tina Smith’s dirty work for her,” said Housley campaign spokesperson Jake Schneider in an emailed statement to HuffPost. “This is what the radical left does when they are losing — they attack Republicans so they don’t have to come up with solutions to the problems Minnesotans are facing.”
However, the Facebook comment about Mrs. Obama wasn't a one-off.
In December 2009, she also reportedly made fun of Barack Obama’s pronunciation of Pakistan, which she said wasn't "American."
Remember friends, internet receipts are forever.
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