Before turning to Democratic Maine state Rep. Scott Hamann’s apology for his ill-chosen Facebook message, let’s provide some context for this.
The Left, which once claimed to pride itself on its civility — a trait it believed distinguished it from the primates on the Right — has gone “all in” since Donald Trump took the oath of office. From DNC Chair Tom Perez ‘s bellicose claim that “Republican leaders and President Trump don’t give a sh*t about the people to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ‘s meekly delivered f-bomb, every member of the Democratic caucus has tried to prove he can swear up a storm as well as Trump — who, for the record, has yet to utter a profanity in public.
Cognizant of that setting, Hamann ended his four-letter tirade with the boast:
It’s not only Trump supporters who can talk like complete a**holes. As long as that’s what’s coming out of that side, then I’ll match you dumb f**ks word for word.
Then he delivered his threat: “Trump is a half-term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p*ssy.”
Earlier, he went on to make assorted wild allegations (“Trump was installed by the Russians, because they wanted to undermine American democracy and embarrass our country”) and also called the president a rapist and liar. Perhaps he had the current president confused with the forty-second president, who is known to have lied and has been accused of rape by multiple women.
The congressman also had choice words for Trump’s supporters:
Don’t like the truth? Can’t handle facts unless they come from Breitbart or Anonymous or your drunk uncle? Well then f**k you, snowflake…. Some of use are educated and actually follow current events. 100% of intelligent Americans agree that Trump is a complete loser.
There was more, though as far as I can divine, the post is gone, and so is Hamann’s Facebook page. A screenshot (with redactions) appears below courtesy of Maine CBS affiliate WMTW:
The condemnation was swift. Sadly none of it came from Hamann’s own party.
Nevertheless, Hamann issued an apology Wednesday for using “sarcastic[?] and inappropriate” language to voice his frustration:
I regret my impulsive decision to post something aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate in a Facebook exchange with a childhood friend. While the tone of the post was born out of frustration with the vile language currently surrounding politics, I should not have responded with the same language.