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GOP Candidate Attacks Parkland Teen Emma Gonzalez As A ‘Skinhead Lesbian’


GOP Candidate Attacks Parkland Teen Emma Gonzalez As A ‘Skinhead Lesbian’

A Republican candidate for the Maine House of Representatives launched a disturbing public attack on Emma Gonzalez, one of the most visible student activists to emerge from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead.

“There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you’re frothing at the mouth moonbat,” Leslie Gibson wrote about 18-year-old Emma Gonzalez, who is openly bisexual.

Gibson told Maine’s Sun Journal that it was “not appropriate to single out the Parkland students,” but said he stands firm in his defense of “our constitutional rights.” He said he served in the military and took an oath “to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Pat Fogg, a Democratic organizer in the town of Greene, Maine, said, “That sort of stupidity really turns people off.”

Fogg said that she hopes someone will jump into the race to challenge Gibson.

Gibson has since deactivated his Twitter account.

Many on social media condemned Gibson’s attacks:

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