“The Republican Party of Kentucky has asked a state House candidate to drop out of the race after he posted several photos on Facebook depicting President Obama and the first lady as monkeys,” ABC News reports.
“Republican Party of Kentucky chairman Mac Brown and House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover both signed the letter. It says while Dan Johnson has a First Amendment right to free speech, elected leaders ‘must hold ourselves and those with whom we serve to a higher standard.'”
“The posts on Dan Johnson’s Facebook page include a picture of a chimpanzee with the caption ‘Obama’s baby picture’ and a photo that had been altered to give Obama and his wife, Michelle, ape-like features. Johnson’s page also displayed a photo of a young Ronald Reagan feeding a monkey with a bottle with the caption: ‘Rare photos of Ronald Reagan babysitting Barack Obama in early 1962.’ His page also included a post calling Islam a ‘criminal syndicate.'”Save to Favorites