The chairman of the Virginia GOP is calling on the party’s treasurer to resign after he referred to a female GOP congressional candidate with a slang term for genitalia.
Bob FitzSimmonds made the comment Tuesday in reference to state Del. Barbara Comstock (R), who is running to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA).
“I have nothing against Barbara Comstock, but I hate sexist twat,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Indefensible statements like this do more than just embarrass the Republican Party of Virginia. They give the media and Democrats an excuse to talk about anything other than the impact of their disastrous policies on our Commonwealth and country,” Chairman Pat Mullins said, as quoted by the Washington Post. “I would hope that Bob would do the right thing for the party and step down.”
Republican leaders in Virginia’s House of Delegates have also called for FitzSimmonds to step down, according to the Post.
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