“She’s a ridiculous obscenity of a candidate.”
JUNE 21, 2017
Actor Willie Garson attacked female Republican representative Karen Handel as an “unqualified cracker” following her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the much-hyped special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
Rather than celebrate the “progressiveness” of a woman defeating a man, Garson tweeted Tuesday night: “She’s a ridiculous obscenity of a candidate. Great work Georgia. Now complain that you’ve elected an unqualified cracker.”
Garson also tweeted: “Incredible that @realDonaldTrump has made it seem so terrible to vote “against” him that people vote for a horror like @karenhandel #worst.”
Garson deleted his racist “cracker” tweet later in the night and said he “mis-spoke.”
Garson notably did not apologize specifically for calling Rep. Handel an “unqualified cracker.”
Not everyone was satisfied with his weak response.