Republican candidate calls Parkland survivor Emma González a "skinhead lesbian"

There's nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing to say unless you're frothing at the mouth moonbat' Gibson wrote in a response to a The Hill article about Gonzalez

There's nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing to say unless you're frothing at the mouth moonbat' Gibson wrote in a response to a The Hill article about Gonzalez

Gonzalez identifies as bisexual. "It was wrong and unacceptable", Gibson said in a tweet. You are doing work that is important to you.

"It was not appropriate to single out the Parkland students, but I stand firm in my defence of our constitutional rights".

Ms González rose to fame for an emotive speech in front of thousands of people where she "called BS" on Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association for their alleged inaction on gun reform.

Gibson, a lifetime NRA member, took to Twitter to attack Gonzalez after seeing an article in The Hill about the teen surpassing the NRA in Twitter followers.

Maine House candidate Leslie Gibson of Sabattus called Gonzalez a "skinhead lesbian" on Twitter.

Leslie Gibson, in a Monday Twitter post, called Emma Gonzalez a "skinhead lesbian" and said she does not deserve to be mentioned among the survivors of the Stoneham Douglas High School shooting on February 14 because she "was in a completely different part of the school" while shooter Nikolas Cruz went on a rampage that killed 14 students and three staff members.

Gibson was particularly triggered by Hogg's appearance on CNN, where he bashed NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch for working with gun manufacturers to control Congress. "Completely absurd. Hogg doesn't get a pass when he blatantly lies", Gibson tweeted.

The uncontested state congressional candidate followed up the hateful insult with another tweet questioning the young activist's sincerity.

Patt Fogg, a Democratic organize in Greene, Maine, said left-wing voters are trying to find a candidate to run against Gibson for the seat.

As criticism mounted, Gibson scrubbed the tweets from his Twitter account and apologized to Gonzalez.

The newspaper says Gibson has since made his Twitter account private.

After receiving backlash for the comments, he took to twitter to 'sincerely apologize, ' for the homophobic remark and to say it was 'inappropriate to single out these students regardless of whether I agree with their message or not'.

"Because of this, I am very passionate about protecting our constitutional rights from those who seek their elimination".

Gibson is the only declared candidate for a state House district where the Republican incumbent has already served the maximum number of terms allowed by law.

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