SC GOP Activist Jokes: Escaped Gorilla Just One Of Michelle Obama's Ancestors


Note to racist Republican: Everything you post on the internet can be spread around the globe in a matter of seconds.

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A state Republican activist has admitted to and apologized for calling a gorilla that escaped from the Riverbanks Zoo Friday an "ancestor" of First Lady Michelle Obama.

A screen capture of the comment, made on the Internet site Facebook, was obtained by FITSNews, the website of South Carolina politico Will Folks.

The image shows a post by an aide to state Attorney General Henry McMaster describing Friday morning's gorilla escape at Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo.

Longtime SCGOP activist and former state Senate candidate Rusty DePass responded with the comment, "I'm sure it's just one of Michelle's ancestors - probably harmless." Read on...

Yes, this loyal Bushie was referring to the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Brilliant. His "I'm sorry if anyone was offended" non-apology was weak at best, but at some point he should have just STFU, put down the shovel and stopped digging:

DePass took his apology a bit further. He also said, "The comment was hers. Not mine," saying the first lady made statements in the media recently saying we are all descendents [sic] of apes.

But an Internet search for those comments turned up no news articles of the like.

Kudos to for finding this and other racist GOP hackery. The comment, along with DePass' Facebook page has been scrubbed. Good riddance.

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