Right-wing radio host and blogger Erick Erickson says that if accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein had abused young boys and dressed them in drag, progressives would be rushing to defend him.
Here’s what Erickson posted on Twitter Tuesday:
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That disgusting claim was quickly countered from both sides of the aisle, with liberals and conservatives noting that Erickson had stepped over the line. Take a look:
Scorching hot take, but the people you’re trying to burn were pretty consistently outraged at sexual abuse of boys within the Catholic Church.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) July 9, 2019
In case anybody is confused, Erick is trying to score political points off little girls being sexually assaulted, because Erick is a pig-ignorant bigot with a prurient fixation with gays. He’s also just kind of a piece of shit.
— Evan Hurst (@EvanHurst) July 9, 2019
“Why does anyone take Erick Erickson seriously?” https://t.co/HBwvfvPPlW
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 9, 2019
There were also reminders for Erickson that he had defended accused child molester Roy Moore:
Erickson 11/13/17: Roy Moore, innocent? https://t.co/dyRcLWWqAB
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 9, 2019
But most people were so disgusted with Erickson that they pelted him with disdain and facts:
After former House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty to illegally funnelling hush money to a man he had sexually abused in high school, five former Republican congressmen – including former Majority Whip Tom DeLay – submitted letters to court in defense of his character. https://t.co/c6PchqdUTG
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) July 9, 2019
There’s a really strong impulse—compulsion, maybe—among Republicans to do the horrible things that they imagine Democrats secretly do but, in reality, don’t. https://t.co/XLedLCn9PC
— Matthew (@yeahidrathernot) July 9, 2019
What the hell is wrong with this dude? You see anyone here defending Kevin Spacey? Go fuck yourself, you putz. https://t.co/xsaSJ9zSJk
— Alice Radley (@StJohnSterling) July 9, 2019
Holy crap, he actually thought this…then typed it out…then looked at it…and still hit “Tweet” and sent it for all of us to see. https://t.co/p8E9Ryl26F
— Benjie Gordon (@ReverseBenj) July 9, 2019
No, I’m pretty sure we would have all thought that was incredibly messed up.
Congratulations on pulling “Child Rapist Defense Duty” for 7/9/19.
I bet your mom is proud.
— Fred Harding (@OPCGhost) July 9, 2019
Perhaps we need to check Erick’s basement.
— Travis Bowker 🇺🇸 (@TravisBowker) July 10, 2019
Whataboutism isn’t a strong argument to use in child rape cases, regardless of politics. Nice try.
— TLIC (@Tamaraciocci) July 10, 2019
At this point, there’s really only one way Erickson can possibly atone for what he posted: He should apologize and then delete his Twitter account.
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