Leslie Gibson, a Republican candidate for the state House in Maine, decided it was appropriate to call Emma González, a survivor of the February 14 Florida school shooting, a “skinhead lesbian” on Twitter. González is the student activist who helped call millions of people to action with her powerful speech in the wake of the massacre.
In a now-deleted response to a post by The Hill about how González now has more Twitter followers than the NRA (she does — by far), Gibson said, “There is nothing about that skin head lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you’re a frothing at the mouth moonbat.” In another tweet, he said that she wasn’t a real survivor since she “was in a completely different part of the school” when the shooting happened. He has since deleted his Twitter account.
You said it was @gibson_house that said that?
Like, LESLIE GIBSON, the Tresurer of @AndroGOP? The guy running for District 57 State House seat? He called @Emma4Change what???
A “skin head lesbian”? #ParklandShooting#mepolitics pic.twitter.com/0q0YEZMCvL
— Darth Mueller (@TrumanChapman27) March 12, 2018
Unfortunately, as the Portland Press Herald reported, as of now Gibson has no challengers in his race for House District 57. However, lots of Democrats are now calling for someone to take him on. The filing deadline for Democrats and Republicans is Thursday, March 15, and you only need 25 signatures to get on the ballot. Independent candidates can file by June 1 and must get at least 50 signatures.
Secretly considering a run for State House Rep. in #Maine’s 57th district? Let #LeslieGibson’s tweets be your tipping point- because he’s the only declared candidate. (D/R party candidates must have their signatures …read more