Two North Carolina GOP members took to social media Monday to express how they really felt about women taking to the streets Saturday to march for human rights.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, state Sen. Joyce Krawiec, a Republican from Kernersville and former vice chair of the state GOP, wrote “Message to crazies @ Women’s March – If Brains were lard, you couldn’t grease a small skillet. You know who you are.”
After deleting it, she tweeted a series of statements trying to walk back what she said but still referred to the tweet she removed.
“I apologize to those women who marched for right reasons. I was only talking about those I described. They didn’t speak for all women.”
“I applaud those women who were respectful. They know who they are.
“BTW I was only speaking of the DC protesters dressed inappropriately and spewing foul language. Disrespecting women. Not representing women”
The News and Observer reached out to Krawiec, who represents Forsyth and Yadkin counties, for comment but she had not responded.
It should be noted that the march in Washington D.C. that Krawiec is referring resulted in no arrests. Many signs that women displayed referred to the same body part that President Donald Trump referenced grabbing a woman by in an Access Hollywood tape.
Reports from the march in D.C. on Saturday estimate there were more than 500,000 women who participated. Hundreds of thousands of other women also participated in sister marches around the world, including about 17,000 women in Raleigh.
Krawiec was not alone in her criticism of those women. You can read about new Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s post on Facebook about “fat women” marching here. Causey, a Republican, was elected in November over veteran incumbent Wayne Goodwin.