A Trump-styled candidate for Senate in Missoui railed against women’s rights on Facebook Tuesday sharing an official statement on his campaign Facebook page demanding he always come home to a home-cooked dinner made by his fiancée.
“I want to come home to a home cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives,” Courtland Sykes said in the statement. “Think Norman Rockwell here and Gloria Steinem be damned.”
Sykes originally made the comments in September of last year, but he apparently liked them so much, thought they made him sound so smart and so electable, that he decided to share them again in full, writing, “In light of recent questions regarding my views on Women’s Rights, attached is my full statement from September 2017.”
The statement is a full-page rant blasting feminists and blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run on millennial women who “look at her personal life’s wreckage and didn’t want to become like her.” Sykes, without defining how exactly “radical” feminists define modern womanhood, says feminists made up the definition of modern womanhood “to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads.”
In an addition to an assault on women’s rights, Sykes mounts an assault on all accepted grammatical standards when he outlines his ideal life for his own someday daughters, bless their poor hearts.
“I don’t want them to grow up into career obsessed banshees who forego home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manphobic hell-bent feminist she devils who shriek from the tops of a thousand tall buildings they think they could they are [sic] think they could have leaped over in a single bound — had men not ‘suppressing them’ [sic]. It’s just nuts. It always was.”
Skyes, who clearly doesn’t support women’s rights, concludes the statement, writing, “I support women’s rights, but not the kind that has oppressed natural womanhood for five long decades.”
Tuesday’s statement is not even the first time Sykes’ Facebook antics have drawn ire this week alone. On Sunday, he shared a set of pictures comparing woman Democrats to Disney villains, writing, “Democrats dressing for the jobs they want.”
Skyes defended the post when asked for comment by the Springfield News-Leader, comparing it to the way he says critics on the left have talked about women in President Trump’s inner circle.
“After seeing the way Democrats have attacked strong Conservative women like [Kellyanne] Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and our First Lady, our campaign rightfully pointed out that Democrats are acting (and dressing) like Disney villains,” Sykes said in a written statement to the News-Leader. “If Democrats like Claire McCaskill don’t want to be compared to Disney villains then they should stop emulating them.”
Skyes is one of many congressional hopefuls running a Trumpian campaign. When he announced his campaign, he refused to answer any questions from local media about his business, family, or when the United States should exercise military force. He praised Breitbart News, took shots at “Big Media,” Muslims, and feminists, and said the city of Detroit was “crawling with uneducated people who can’t read a breakfast menu.”
His announcement video leans on some of Trump’s favorite tropes, including the tyranny of taxes, the national debt, rampant crime, and “out of control” immigration.
“My name is Courtland Sykes,” he says in the video. “United States Senate candidate for Missouri. And if you like President Trump, then you and I see eye to eye.”
Sykes has only been a permanent resident in Missouri for less than a year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and he faces an uphill battle to get out of the primary. He’s facing off against Attorney General Josh Hawley — who has been endorsed by former White House chief strategist and current enemy of the president Steve Bannon — as well as former Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen, and former bomber pilot Tony Monetti in the August primary.
Camille Lombardi-Olive, who ran as a Democrat for Congress in 2016, has also said she is running for Senate as a Republican in 2018, but she did not appear to have filed her candidacy officially as of Monday.