A-list Republicans are calling out Independent conservative congressional candidate Mark Roberts for referring to the first lady as a “hoebag” who “works by the hour.” The rage against Roberts on the social media platform was swift and immediate.
“Did you know the First Lady works by the hour?” #thinkdirty #hoebag,” Roberts tweeted Monday.
Inquisitr previously reported that Roberts refused to take down his post when he was criticized.
Now, White House supporters, like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, are even pressuring Jack Dorsey of Twitter to cancel Robert’s account for his comments. McCarthy said that “comments like these have no business on any platform.”
The Republican National Committee chair, Ronna Romney McDaniel, tweeted that, “This attack on @FLOTUS is disgusting and everyone should condemn this candidate and his candidacy,” Glamour reports.
— Mark Roberts (@RobertsforCD2) July 30, 2018
Other Twitter users jumped in to call Robert’s comments “sickening” and “classless.”
Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s spokeswoman, told the Washington Examiner,
“This is just more hypocritical intolerance from those who oppose her husband’s administration. To say such ugly words about a mother, wife, and our First Lady is not just a pathetic attempt at getting himself in the news; it is disturbing and despicable.”
Donald Trump Jr. also came out against Roberts for comparing Melania to a prostitute. Trump Jr. jumped in on the action via Twitter and questioned what would happen if the same comments were made against former first lady, Michelle Obama, saying that their life would be “ruined.” He accused Twitter for being a platform for hate against conservatives, Inquisitr reported.
Imagine if a conservative tweeted this. Imagine if anyone said this horrific statement about Michelle Obama. Their life would ruined and account deactivated. Twitter is becoming a platform for hate against conservatives @jack https://t.co/7Qr0TT1jjH
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 1, 2018
Other Twitter users immediately corrected Trump Jr’s views, and historian Kevin Kruse even noted that Roberts is running as an Independent, not a Republican or Democratic candidate.
Roberts referred to himself as an “independent” “a conservative” and a “disgruntled life-long Republican” to the Herald and News last spring. He also said that he is not “a washed-up would-be Bernie Sanders,” citing that Sanders is what most people associate with the Independent Party.
Many were also offended by the implication that conservatives had never insulted Michelle Obama during Barack Obama’s presidency. One Twitter user reminded Trump Jr. that InfoWars broadcaster Alex Jones has said Michelle Obama “looks like a tranny,” and commented that “…citizens across the board have studied videos and photos of Michelle Obama and said that she is a man,” which has been substantiated according to the Independent.
The Former First Lady was also referred to once as an “ape in heels,” and there have been comments about Malia Obama on social media calling her the “n-word” and saying they wished she’d get “one of those colored diseases” when she decided to attend Harvard University.
Twitter users pointed these instances out as a way of showing that people have, indeed, used Twitter and similar platforms to attack Michelle Obama just as they have been used to insult Melania Trump.