NRSC Apologizes For Sexist Tweet
The National Republican Senatorial Committee and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) political director tweeted out an article on Tuesday that features the face of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes photoshopped onto the sexily clad body of “Obama Girl” — the model who made racy videos about her crush on then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2007.
The blog post claims that Grimes, who is challenging McConnell for his Senate seat in 2014, is the new “Obama Girl” because she attended a fundraiser benefiting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. It includes a badly photoshopped image of Grimes’ face on the body of the model, who is wearing a tight Obama t-shirt and low-cut jeans.
Reached for comment, a spokesperson for the NRSC agreed the tweet was “extremely offensive” and said the group plans to delete it.
Source: The Huffington Post