Republican Senator Called Pelosi “Ret*rded” Then Made Up Ridiculous Excuse To Explain It Away

This was no accident.

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As the fight over the stimulus dragged on, Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) leveled a slur at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by calling her “retarded” and then made up a really flimsy excuse after getting called out for it.

Pelosi and the Democrats successfully forced Republicans to agree on additional language in the Senate version of the stimulus bill that barred any bailout money from going to President Donald Trump, his family, and businesses, provisions that Trump is apparently poised to ignore. This was after Republicans rejected the House version of the stimulus and accused Democrats of adding provisions unrelated to the coronavirus such as abortion funding, which has been debunked.

She would later deny adding unrelated policies to the bill, but rather than act like an adult, Cramer responded to Pelosi by calling her “retarded” on Twitter.

“She is retarded,” he wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.

Of course, the Internet is forever, and outrage ensued forcing Cramer to explain himself. He did so, but pathetically.

The problem is that the only way he could have typed that word is if he did it on purpose, as many Twitter users pointed out while tearing his excuse apart.

Cramer would apologize but continued sticking to his excuse.

Now is not the time for hurling insults. Lawmakers should be working together to help the American people at this difficult time. Had Pelosi used the word to attack Cramer, Republicans would have crucified her. His apology is not enough and he should be censured or expelled from the Senate.

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