John Rogers, the previously obscure Alabama state representative who catapulted to nationwide notoriety earlier this week after he defended abortion on the grounds that “[s]ome kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later,” is already back in the spotlight for his repugnant rhetoric.
But instead of aiming his disturbing rage, for a lack of a better word, at defenseless babies, this time the 37-year Alabama House veteran went after President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr.
Responding to a tweet Trump Jr. had posted in which he’d written that Rogers’ extremism “makes Ralph Northam look like a moderate,” the 78-year-old Alabama legislator suggested that the president’s son should have been aborted because “he’s retarded or crazy.”
“Him being born is the very good defense that I have for abortion,” he said when asked Thursday by Birmingham station WVTM reporters about Trump Jr.’s tweet. “His mother should’ve aborted him when he was born, and then he wouldn’t have made that stupid statement.”
“He’s retarded or crazy, Donald Trump’s son. I knew he was crazy. The best defense I’ve got for abortion right there, looking at him,” he added.
This is stomach curling and makes Ralph Northam look like a moderate on abortion.
Every Democrat running for President needs to be asked where they stand on this. The extreme turn we’ve seen from Dems on abortion recently is truly sickening. https://t.co/KchZfqvQMK
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 1, 2019
While Trump Jr. hasn’t personally responded yet, one of his spokespeople did argue that Rogers’ clear-cut radicalism is par for the course with the modern Democrat Party.
“Sadly, vile comments like this have become par for the course for the Democrat Party,” spokesperson Andy Surabian said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “They’ve become so deranged by President Trump’s victory that celebrating late-term abortion, support for eugenics and even calling for the death of political opponents is becoming their standard operating procedure.”
Was he wrong? The evidence suggests not. Back in January, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam effectively came out in support of infanticide, telling a radio show host that after a disabled or deformed baby is born, a mother should have the right to decide whether to essentially execute the child.
The following month, Senate democrats voted to block a measure, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, that would have threatened prison time for doctors who fail to provide life-saving medical care for infants born alive during failed abortions. In an impassioned speech made on the Senate floor at the time, Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican, expressed her utter disgust.
“There is nothing great, there is nothing moral, or even humane about the discussion that we have before us today. Over the past week, we have witnessed the absolutely ugly truth about the far-reaching grasp of the abortion industry and its increasingly radicalized political agenda,” she said.
“Politicians have not only defended aborting a child while a woman is in labor, but have gone so far as to support the termination of a child after his or her birth. A child. A baby. Rationality, decency, and basic human compassion have fallen by the wayside.”
The bill has been blocked at least 19 additional times since then.
Alabama Congressman Doug Jones has also responded to Rogers’ most recent attack. In a tweet posted Thursday, he said that Rogers’ rhetoric “gets more appalling each time he speaks.”
Jones reportedly used to work as Rogers lawyer.
“I thought it was outrageous,” he said to the Examiner vis-à-vis Rogers’ original remarks. “I was absolutely appalled. I have known Representative Rogers for a long, long time. I think he owes an apology to the people of the state. It is very, very unfortunate and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms.”
It looks like he now owes Trump Jr. an apology as well.
What’s interesting is that, while the liberal media is mostly ignoring Rogers’ remarks (which is typical given their mission to make Democrats look good), a number of liberal social media users have pummeled him for referring to the president’s son as “retarded.”
Among them is Ed Krassenstein, a notorious anti-Trump zealot who can be seen under almost every single one of the president’s tweets trash-talking him and his policies.
Despite Krassenstein’s repulsion for Trump and his family, even he found Rogers’ remarks unacceptable.
I condemn Democratic Alabama State Rep. John Rogers for referring to Donald Trump Jr. as “retarded.” This word should never be used to describe an individual, and it is irresponsible for Rep. Rogers to do so.
Who’s with me?
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 3, 2019
However, a notable number of his rabidly far-left followers seem to disagree:
Not me. Sorry.
— (((Bwthemoose))) (@Bwthemoose) May 3, 2019
If the IQ rating fits….
— Jeff (@JeffP_70) May 3, 2019
The word should never be used to describe a person with developmental disabilities. It should absolutely be used to describe Donald Trump Jr.
— LIZ in CLE (@swiftliz216) May 3, 2019
He earned it . I’m sorry I wouldn’t call anyone that but him hell yes .
— pebbles and cocoa (@janefelyn28) May 3, 2019
If the shoe fits
— Desi (@fastwriter2) May 3, 2019
Why not? There is an actual definition which does seem to accurately describe @realDonaldTrump “less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one’s age.” or “very foolish or stupid.”
— Kristian (@XianColasacco) May 3, 2019
Nope I think Donald Trump is retarded.
— Affy (@monticello99) May 3, 2019