“Suspect thought he could escape in backyard boat after hearing Gore speak on global warming.” — Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
As police surrounded Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday night, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) mocked the deadly situation with a joke about global warming. Stockman, notorious for making tasteless jokes about LGBT issues, abortion and gun control, and President Obama, tweeted the following at 8:08 PM:
Evidently this joke about a suspect involved in the deaths of at least four people and the catastrophic injuries of dozens of others went too far even for Stockman, who later deleted the tweet.
by Brad Johnson, Campaign Manager for Forecast the Facts