Republican politicians are known for posting offensive things on social media and then giving bad excuses, but this Indiana state senator gave the worst excuse that I have heard in a while: It wasn’t me.
When Facebook asked Sen. Jack E. Sandlin “What’s on your mind” this Sunday, he decided to be a bit too honest about his misogynistic tendencies. He posted a meme which featured an image of the Women’s March on Washington and read “In one day Trump got more fat women out walking than Michelle Obama did in 8 years.”
For some reason, people were pissed. Hmmm, wonder why? Sandlin removed his post following the backlash but his post had already gone viral. So what did the good senator have to say for himself? He used the laziest excuse possible and said that someone else must have posted it because he would never do such a thing.
After taking down his original post, he wrote a new post around midnight on Monday which said,
Apparently there is an offensive post on Facebook that’s attributed to me about women in Washington marching. Not sure how that ended up on my Facebook wall but that certainly does not reflect my opinion of women. People who know me will know that’s not my view.
Sandlin told the IndyStar that he had been traveling for most of the weekend due to the inauguration and had no idea that there was a sexist fat-shaming meme mocking the Women’s March on his page until someone told him about it on Sunday night. He thinks somebody else put the meme on his wall because he doesn’t “believe” he was the one who posted it.
I don’t believe that I put it there. There’s always an outside chance that I could have hit something. I know others that have had stuff show up on their Facebook wall as well.