Congratulations Alabama, we have hit a new low in political idiocy. For this state, that’s saying something. After all, the bar was already lying on the ground. We can all thank State Representative John Rogers for such a dishonor.
Even members of Rogers’ own party, most notably U.S. Senator Doug Jones, have deemed the Birmingham rep’s comments regarding abortion as well as carelessly calling someone retarded “reprehensible.”
Republican state rep candidate Daniel Sparkman, a former press secretary for Gov. Kay Ivey, called for the Alabama Democrat Party to disavow Rogers’ comments and for Rogers to apologize and resign.
If the Democrat Party has an ounce of decency it will ask Rogers to resign. I would have said if Rogers had an ounce of decency, he would, but we can see via his comments last week this man wouldn’t know decency if it slapped him in the face.
Here were Rogers’ comments regarding an Alabama abortion bill that would send abortion providers up to 99 years in prison: “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then you send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now or you kill them later.”
Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates, also called Rogers’ comments “reprehensible.” She added, “The people of Alabama deserve better.”
Heck, sewer rats deserve better.
But, before we could digest just what a mindless, shameful, inhumane act Rogers had become, he followed it up by a most derogatory name-calling episode that should make colleagues in the House and constituents in his district look for ways to remove him immediately.
Donald Trump Jr., who had stated via Twitter that the state rep’s comments were “stomach curling,” a statement with which anyone living in decency would certainly agree.
Instead, Rogers attacked the President’s son with this equally vile comment: “His (Trump’s) mother should have aborted him when he was born and he wouldn’t have made that stupid statement. He’s evidently retarded.”
Let that response swirl around your brain for a second and realize that this guy still gets to vote on matters that affect citizens of this state.
Get him out of there! I know it’s not the military but if ever there’s been a reason for a dishonorable discharge, John Rogers, you’re the guy.