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This GOP Candidate Claims He Only Called Emma Gonzalez A ‘Skin Head Lesbian’ Because He Cares About The Constitution

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Haters are going to hate. That’s just a given. Emma Gonzalez and her classmates at Parkland have gotten the hate ever since the mass shooting occurred at her school. It’s not even hate from people her age, but from adults and celebrities. Yet, Gonzalez and her friends have handled it with more grace than many would expect.

But something much bigger is happening. Gonzalez is leading the way towards change and inspiring countless of others to rally against gun violence and some people are clearly on the defense. Leslie Gibson, the only Senate candidate from Maine’s 57th district, is the latest adult to lash out at the teenagers fighting for gun reform.

Leslie Gibson is a Republican politician who is also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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Gibson is running for a seat Maine’s 57th District (he doesn’t have any opponents, by the way) and had an issue with an article written about Gonzalez.

He tweeted offensive words to Gonzalez and her classmate David Hogg. These are the screenshots.

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“There is nothing about this skin head [sic] lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you’re a frothing at the mouth moonbat,” Gibson tweeted. He also called Hogg a “bald-faced [sic] liar.”

People did not take his tweets lightly and he quickly deleted his Twitter account @LeslieEGibson2.

According to The Cut, Gibson released the following apology directly to Gonzalez saying: “I would like to extend to you my most sincere apology for how I addressed you. It was wrong and unacceptable. You are doing work that is important to you. I would like to extend my hand in friendship and understanding to you.”

He has since started a new Twitter account, but it’s currently private. Gonzalez hasn’t responded to his comments.

READ: High School Students Across The Country Walked Out To Demand Gun Safety In Honor Of The Parkland Shooting Victims

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This Promising Baseball Player Has Been Dropped After A Disturbing Video Surfaced Of Him Assaulting His Girlfriend

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This Promising Baseball Player Has Been Dropped After A Disturbing Video Surfaced Of Him Assaulting His Girlfriend

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Danry Vasquez, the 24-year-old Venezuelan former outfielder for the Lancaster Barnstormers, was arrested in 2016 on domestic violence charges. At the time of his arrest, he was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks, a Double A minor league team, and was being considered for a major league team but all of that changed as soon as a video of him beating up his girlfriend was released online.

On March 13, the court dismissed his case for his 2016 charges. However, that same day a local news channel obtained the footage of the actual assault and now his team has fired him.

The video is beyond disturbing.

Vasquez is seen brutally hitting his girlfriend multiple times on the stairway of the Whataburger stadium in Corpus Christi.

The judge dismissed the case this week because Vasquez agreed to pay a fine and take classes (reports did not specify the type of classes he was signed up for).

Here’s a statement from the Lancaster Barnstormers that own the Corpus Christi team.

Vasquez was being considered for the Houston Astros as well.

“There is no choice but to sever the relationship,” the team’s manager, Ross Peeples, said according to Sports Illustrated. “Neither I, nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”

As Sports Illustrated noted, it’s very odd that the team fired him after the video surfaced online, especially if you consider he was arrested for this crime in 2016.

Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez, Vasquez’s lawyer, told KRIS-TV that his client was attempting to get help for his behavior. He also commented on the video saying, “Yes I’ve seen the video, that’s what happens in domestic violence cases. Every time a man or woman hurts each other that’s what it looks like, and it’s ugly and what I’m trying to accomplish is to stop that from happening.”

READ: This Is What One Of Mexico’s Superstars Told Herself The Day She Decided To Walk Away From Abuse

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