GOP lawmaker: Sorry about that Obama and ISIS family reunion post

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has said he doesn’t use email to avoid saying saying “the first dumb thing that comes to my mind.”

Perhaps Maine State Sen. Michael Willette should follow Graham’s lead, but instead of shunning email, just get off of Facebook.

On Monday, the Republican apologized for a Facebook post where he linked President Barack Obama to the Islamic State, according to the Portland Press Herald.

In addition to apologizing, Willette also deleted the post.

When asked to explain the rationale for the post, Willette issued a written statement in which he apologized for sharing the photo publicly. However, he did not apologize for the message the post conveyed. I apologize for posting this on Facebook. Like too many people these days, I fell into the trap of posting something first and then thinking later. It was an error in judgment, he said.

In a statement, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett blasted Willette.

“His post is offensive and perpetuates a false religious and ethnic slur at a time when our state and country should come together,” Bartlett said.

Via Portland Press Herald

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