Milwaukee GOP group removes tweet mocking Justice Ginsburg

The Milwaukee County GOP has removed a tweet that mocks Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by suggesting President Abraham Lincoln groped her.

It featured a meme circulating on social media that makes light of sexual harassment amid the ongoing debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It shows the 85-year-old Ginsburg and says, “Abraham Lincoln grabbed my ass in 1862.” It was posted Monday but deleted Tuesday.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin called it “disgusting” and asked how Wisconsin GOP leaders feel about “mocking and belittling” sexual assault survivors.

Milwaukee County GOP chair Sam Hagedorn declined to say who posted the meme but says nobody has been disciplined for it. He says they took the tweet down because a member had expressed concern but aren’t apologizing for it.

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