A Republican Operative in South Carolina was reportedly caught making disparaging remarks against First Lady Michelle Obama, comparing her to a Gorilla. The comments were left on Facebook and were apparently a response to local news reports about an Ape escaping from the local zoo.
According to FITSNews, former State Senate candidate Rusty DePass made a comment on Friday on the Internet site Facebook, describing the escaped gorilla at Riverbanks Zoo as an "ancestor" to First Lady Michelle Obama.
The comment was made after Trey Walker, an advisor to SC Attorney General Henry McMaster, posted a Facebook update about the escaped animal at the zoo. DePass posted a comment stating, "I'm sure it's just one of Michelle's ancestors - probably harmless."
The Facebook entry was quickly removed, but someone supposedly was able to obtain a screen capture:
Will Republican politicians be forced by the media to reject and denounce Mr. DePass?
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