White Home press secretary Jen Psaki has come below hearth for referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham as “Woman G” in an previous tweet that’s being slammed as off base and homophobic.
The Aug. 5, 2020, put up sparked backlash when it resurfaced this week on Twitter, with a number of folks calling on Psaki to apologize for utilizing the “offensive” and “tone-deaf” phrase.
“Solely in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories whereas questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero),” Psaki tweeted.
The remark got here as former appearing Legal professional Common Sally Yates was set to testify earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Graham (R-SC) chairs.
The hashtags #LadyG and #LadyGraham trended on Twitter final yr after a homosexual porn star made a sequence of allegations in opposition to the South Carolina lawmaker on-line and claimed “Woman G” was Graham’s nickname amongst male intercourse staff.
Critics on the left have lengthy insinuated that 65-year-old Graham is a closeted homosexual man as a result of he by no means married or had kids, in keeping with Fox Information. He has denied the rumors.
A number of Twitter customers blasted Psaki over the tweet.
Richard Grenell, who served as former President Donald Trump’s appearing director of nationwide intelligence and is overtly homosexual, wrote: “Homophobia and intolerance from the Left is rising.”
“This must be extensively condemned. @PressSec,” he added.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald famous: “Liberals have full and full exemptions from the speech guidelines to which everybody else is subjected.”
“Very upset somebody in her place would embrace this model politics,” Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop mentioned in an announcement.
“It says extra about her than it does about Senator Graham.”
Psaki didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from The Publish.