Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

Moral narcissism much? Democrat challenger calls Republican congresswoman a "child."

Steve Krieg, an optometrist from Plattsburgh, N.Y., called Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) "a child" during a candidate's forum. He also defended referring to the 33-year-old Republican lawmaker as a "little girl."

Yes, this actually happened.

"I recognize her — I'm not going to say a little girl — I recognize her as a child, and it has nothing to do with her age. I see her as a child because she's a child. She thinks like a child. She has people set things up for her. She has people put their words in her mouth and she happily repeats them," Krieg said.

At least he admitted being a sexist. "I have been accused of being sexist for calling Elise a little girl, and I probably deserve to be called a sexist," the Democrat said. "I think most of us, if we admit it, have some of a sexist in us, some of a racist within us. It's something if we're decent people, we recognize in ourselves and we struggle with it all of our lives."

 

That's some great "struggling with it" — calling your opponent a "child." One would think that when Krieg became a man, he put away childish things like name-calling. Apparently not...