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Emma Gonzalez: Leslie Gibson Calls Parkland Student 'Skinhead Lesbian'

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb. 17, 2018. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:11 AM

Emma Gonzalez was insulted by Leslie Gibson, a Republican candidate for the Maine House of Representatives, who called the Parkland student a "skinhead lesbian" on Twitter, according to NBC News.

"There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you're frothing at the mouth moonbat," Gibson, who is the only declared candidate for the 57th District, wrote about the 18-year-old student activist who survived the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead.

Gibson also fired off a series of tweets attacking Gonzalez's classmate and fellow mass shooting survivor, David Hogg, who he called a "bald-faced liar" in response to a comment the teen made about NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch owning congressmen.

"Dana Loesch 'owns' Congressmen?" he said, per the Daily Mail. "Completely absurd. Hogg doesn't get a pass when he blatantly lies."

The remarks drew widespread backlash and Gibson has since deactivated the posts and attempted to explain his actions, stating that he took an oath during his military career to "uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States," according to The Sun Journal.

"Because of this I am very passionate about protecting our constitutional rights from those who seek their elimination," he said. "It was not appropriate to single out the Parkland students, but I stand firm in my defense of our constitutional rights."

Gibson's comments have ignited a political debate, with many calling for another candidate to join the race to oppose him, NBC News noted.

Among them is Pat Fogg, a Democratic organizer in the town of Greene, Maine, who said she hoped someone would challenge Gibson, adding that his "sort of stupidity really turns people off."

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Leslie Gibson, Republican candidate for the Maine House of Representatives, reportedly called Parkland student Emma Gonzalez a "skinhead lesbian" on Twitter.
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