GOP Lawmaker Apologizes For Linking Obama To ISIL In Facebook Post

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March 9, 2015 3:14 p.m.

A Republican lawmaker in Maine apologized on Monday for a Facebook post suggesting that President Obama has family ties to the Islamic State.

Earlier in March, State Sen. Michael Willette shared a post from Conservative News Daily, which included a photo of Obama and the caption, “Why haven’t I done anything about ISIS? Because I’ll deal with them at the family reunion,” according to a screenshot captured by the Portland Press Herald.

When he initially shared the post, Willette commented that he could not resist sharing the image about Obama.

“I’ve been very good over the last year and a half about not posting things about Obama, but this one was too good to pass up. I promise this will be the last one for some time,” he wrote.

Willette deleted the Facebook post and apologized on Monday, but he did not denounce the content of the post, according to Politico.

“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.

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