An Arizona state senator was slammed for saying she likes Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson however she does not like “traitors who hate America,” two Confederate Generals who fairly actually led a military towards American troops within the Civil War.
Wendy Rogers, an Arizona conservative who grew to become a member of the state’s sixth district this 12 months, waded into the tradition wars over Cleveland’s MLB crew and the Washington Football Team altering their names, defending the groups’ former previous racist names of “Indians” and “Redskins,” suggesting that they have been unfairly canceled identical to Lee, Jackson and even Aunt Jemima.
“I like Indians and I like Redskins. I like Aunt Jemima and I like Uncle Ben. I like Robert E. Lee and I like Stonewall Jackson. I don’t like traitors who hate America. Stand up for our culture!” she tweeted Friday.
So who’s going to inform her she does not precisely have her historical past proper? A complete lot of individuals on social media, that is who.
“Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were literally traitors who hated America,” the Palmer Report tweeted in response, amongst others ratio-ing the senator.
“She likes racial stereotyping and racist traitors who fought the U.S. Is anyone surprised,” California congressman Eric Swalwell stated in a tweet.
Rogers’ tweet comes after Donald Trump referred to as Cleveland altering its title to the Cleveland Guardians a “disgrace” and that he was now a “FORMER” baseball fan.
Rogers additionally, as just lately as final month, referred to as for the 2020 Presidential Election to be re-run in Arizona, citing the latest Arizona audits which have been referred to as into query, in addition to different conspiracy theories she’s shared on-line.
Two statues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson have been taken down in Charlottesville, Virginia, on July 10 after having been erected within the Twenties.
See some extra of the net response to Rogers’ take beneath:
Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson have been actually traitors who hated America.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) July 24, 2021
Parody account. https://t.co/n09KO56zFK??? Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 24, 2021
Don’t be a Wendy. https://t.co/UGq8Ec9qKQ??? George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 24, 2021
She likes racial stereotyping and racist traitors who fought the U.S. Is anybody shocked? https://t.co/1rnEgIs7nA??? Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) July 24, 2021
You is likely to be the dumbest particular person on Earth for this, and I’m saying this figuring out how dumb Louie Gohmert is.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 24, 2021
Translation: I prefer it when all these rattling minorities have been being stepped on on the backside of the social heap. That’s the American tradition we have to convey again.Me: I like members of Congress who aren’t raging bigots.I do not such as you.— Michael J. Stern (@MichaelJStern1) July 24, 2021
This gif was made for this. pic.twitter.com/HfLuOIyDxM— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 24, 2021