Mark Roberts, an independent running in Oregon's second congressional district, posted a rather inappropriate and tasteless message about First Lady Melania Trump on his Twitter account Monday. He essentially compared her to a prostitute.
Did you know:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 30, 2018
There are thirty-nine fewer staffers dedicated to The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) than under Obama
There are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. forty-four staffers who served Michelle Obama
Immediately, social media users condemned his shocking message and demanded Twitter suspend Roberts's account.
Do you really think this is behavior that displays how a congressional candidate should communicate with others? I don't think you would win class president for a Junior High School behaving like this. You sir are childish and unbecoming of public office. #glrosario#WalkAway— George L. Rosario, REALTOR® (@BIG_George_NYC) July 31, 2018
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Roberts for a comment on why he felt it was okay to call the First Lady those insulting names and apparently got this flippant response:
“I think the answers to your questions are self explanatory," he wrote. "Have a god [sic] day and keep the donations coming.”
GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy got involved too, asking Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey do something.
Roberts doubled down on his tweet, referencing his First Amendment rights and daring Mrs. Trump to sue him.