Senator Resigns After Women's March Tweet Mocks Protesters' Looks

"By retweeting a message, I was not implying support for putting women in fear of their personal safety," Bill Kintner said in a statement that no one buys.

Republican lawmaker Bill Kintner is in hot water over posting an incredibly offensive tweet about the Women's March, New York Magazine reports.

The since-deleted tweet was originally published by conservative radio host Larry Elder. The post featured three photos of marchers holding signs that alluded to Trump's bragging statement about sexual assault, "Grab 'em by the pu**y." Elder's caption read "Ladies, I think you're safe," likely referring to the women's age and appearances. 

Disgusting, right?

"By retweeting a message, I was not implying support for putting women in fear of their personal safety," Kintner said in a statement after receiving criticism. "I took down the retweet as soon as I became aware that it was being misconstrued."

That means Kintner's either egregiously unintelligent for his ignorance, or plainly lying. (It's probably the latter.)

Thankfully, Kintner is stepping down from his position as a Nebraska state senator amid the controversy. The resignation came, apparently, just before his associates were to deliberate about an expulsion, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.

Kintner announced his resignation tearfully at a news conference, in which he brought up his wife, Lauren.

"Together, we have confronted a personal battle far greater than any policy battle that I have fought in this Legislature," Kintner said. "This amazing woman has always been my champion, my guiding light, and the love of my life."

Interesting, considering just last year, Kintner came under fire for exchanging graphic videos and messages with a stranger after masturbating on a webcam. 

He received a slap-on-the-wrist fine of $1,000 for using his government computer in an illegal manner.

Looks like it was the tweet that broke the camel's back.  

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