A Maine House candidate attacked two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who survived the shooting via Twitter, calling one of them a "skinhead lesbian" and the other a "bald-faced liar."
Leslie Gibson, a Republican, is the only declared candidate for the 57th District and told the Sun Journal it was "not appropriate to single out the Parkland students."
But he says he stands firm in his defense of "our constitutional rights." He says he served in the military and took an oath "to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States."
A Democratic organizer in Greene says, "That sort of stupidity really turns people off." Organizer Pat Fogg says she wishes she knew someone who could jump into the race.
This deserves America's Attention.— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) March 13, 2018
GOP Candidate for Maine's 57th Congressional District, Leslie Gibson, tweeted this message in regards to Parkland's @Emma4Change
"There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me."
Emma is a hero to us all
Les Gibson is Garbage
The newspaper says Gibson has since made his Twitter account private.