Jack Sandlin is a member of the Indiana State Senate. This is what we're dealing with. pic.twitter.com/7ZW1bnibnN— whitney (@its_whitney) January 23, 2017
Indiana State Senator Jack. E Sandlin sparked harsh criticism after sharing a derogatory meme on Facebook mocking the protesters at the Women’s March. Although he later deleted the tweet, the damage had already been done.
As it turns out, people had already taken screen shots of the post before Sandlin tried to kill the meme.
The post was shared from another conservative meme-sharing page called Mike's Corner, which is full of misogynist content and sarcastic memes making fun of women's rights.
Sandlin, who represents the 36th District in Indianapolis and Greenwood, later issued an apology stating he didn’t know how the meme ended up on his wall.
But that apology was also taken down from Facebook soon after being posted.
"I don't believe that I put it there," said Sandlin in an interview.
"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."
However, the internet users don’t believe his side of the story.
Indiana st. senator deletes 'fat women' meme https://t.co/oKHFYDikW5— MM (@monkeymanofoz) January 24, 2017
Bad he's such a pig in the first place, doubles down as chickenshit pig
An Ind. senator's Facebook included a meme saying women marchers were fat. He doesn't know how the post showed up. https://t.co/VmOns7e8VS— Ryan Martin (@ryanmartin) January 23, 2017
Another lawmaker, Rep. Jim Lucas(R-Seymour), following the footsteps of his misogynist commander-in-chief, shared a meme of a woman getting pepper sprayed at the protest.
“Participation trophies now in liquid form” was written over the picture. Lucas shared the meme on his Facebook with this caption, “Today's giggle ...”
The post was later deleted. But unlike Sandlin, Lucas is unapologetic for his post that drew the ire of many concerned people.
"It wasn't directed at women. It wasn't directed at the march, it was harmless sense of humor I share with many other people," Lucas said.
"I regret it was taken to this extreme, but I don't regret posting it.”
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