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GOP posts Beto O’Rourke’s DUI mugshot, guy responds with DUI mugshots of Republicans

 

The official Twitter account for the GOP decided to celebrate St. Patricks’s day by posting a photo of presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke‘s 1998 mugshot for a DUI, but a quick-thinking Twitter user reminded them that those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

In September of 1998, O’Rourke was booked for drunk driving after he lost control of his car and hit a truck. Witnesses say O’Rourke attempted to leave the scene. His charges were dismissed after he completed a court-assigned diversion program.

In the GOP’s post from Sunday, a green leprechaun’s hat with a shamrock was photoshopped onto O’Rourke’s head in the mugshot, with the caption, “Please drink responsibly” — an obvious reference to O’Rourke’s past DUI.

The tweet was met a wave of backlash, with many people calling it a cheap shot that uses stereotypical imagery of Irish people.

“I guess DUI kings George W. Bush and Matt Gaetz and the alcoholic Richard Nixon were not Irish?” one person commented.

“The head of your party, ‘POTUS,’ is under numerous federal and state felony investigations, including one into colluding with a hostile intelligence service to win an election,” commented another. “Your former finance co-chair is currently under felony indictment and cooperating. Sit down.”

By far, the most popular reply on the thread came from Twitter user Mark Proteau, who shared a few mugshots from GOP politicians. Read more

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GOP posts Beto O’Rourke’s DUI mugshot, guy responds with DUI mugshots of Republicans

GOP posts Beto O’Rourke’s DUI mugshot, guy responds with DUI mugshots of Republicans

GOP posts Beto O’Rourke’s DUI mugshot, guy responds with DUI mugshots of Republicans

GOP posts Beto O’Rourke’s DUI mugshot, guy responds with DUI mugshots of Republicans