GOP Congresswoman's Spokesman: "Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators"

Trigger warning: Below the fold and down the page a bit there are extremely graphic and disturbing pictures of women victimized by acid attacks. Then there is a disgusting and infuriating news story.

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Jay Townsend is a former Republican Senate candidate and current spokesman for a freshman GOP Congressman. Apparently he has been apprised of the heinous, increasingly worldwide practice of throwing acid in the faces of women  and girls (even sometimes as they hold babies) who dare to defy patriarchal repression (or otherwise simply exist). And apparently he thinks it is such a splendid symbolic gesture that it can serve as a metaphor for rallying people in America against women Senators who belong to the Democratic party:

A spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) is facing criticism after advocating violence against female Democratic senators in a Facebook post.

Jay Townsend, the official campaign spokesman for the freshman representative, went on a vicious online rant on Saturday, which he began by taunting a constituent who voiced criticism about an earlier post on gas prices. “Listen to Tom. What a little bee he has in his bonnet. Buzz Buzz,” Townsend wrote.

“My question today… when is Tommy boy going to weigh in on all the Lilly Ledbetter hypocrites who claim to be fighting the War on Women? Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector.”

He attached a link to a Free Beacon article that claims female senators pay their male staffers more than their female staffers.

Note to America, please stop electing people hateful, regressive, authoritarian, misogynistic Congressmen of the likes that could hire an apparent psychopath like Jay Townsend for a spokesman. It really doesn’t matter if they say they love Jesus. It’s just wrong.

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