Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin is in hot water online after sitting down for an interview with his local Fox station and claiming Black Lives Matter is "anti-family."
He did this while wearing a silly little glitter hat in honor of St. Patrick's day.
Wearing this green St. Patrick’s Day hat, Rep. Glenn Grothman sits down for a 1-on-1 interview to defend his words… https://t.co/jn6tpJacMO— Jason Calvi (@Jason Calvi)1615748323.0
Ignoring Grothman's attire for a moment, his statement was horrendously racist.
He told FOX 11:
"When we've had such influence of Black Lives Matter, an organization when founded that made clear on their website that they're opposed to the—what they refer to as the 'Western-prescribed nuclear family.' Nuclear families are, of course, worldwide."
"But I think it's important to always point out that there are people who are anti-marriage who keep making anti-marriage provisions in federal law."
Rep. Grothman is a racist. He should go very far in today’s @gop https://t.co/tIQCoiaa7e— Steven Marx (@Steven Marx)1615830510.0
Wearing a small glittery hat, Glenn says, “I don’t care enough about the people I’ve offended to take this seriousl… https://t.co/Zrygh6eSKV— Brood X Rising (@Brood X Rising)1615812366.0
Not a filter. https://t.co/qSolkxYIuT— Carlo (@Carlo)1615811249.0
Of course, Grothman's choice of headwear got a lot of attention from Twitter.
Actual interview on Fox News with US Congressman...it wasn't even St. Patty's day yet!!!☘️🤪 https://t.co/y8pOEO1BLv— DC Girl (@DC Girl)1615793695.0
This is why I can't wear Wisconsin stuff anywhere else in the world https://t.co/PVUX9inHJV— John Shivers "The DJ Johnny Rasta" WVMO 98.7 (@John Shivers "The DJ Johnny Rasta" WVMO 98.7)1615775763.0
We're not sending our best... https://t.co/PVUX9inHJV— John Shivers "The DJ Johnny Rasta" WVMO 98.7 (@John Shivers "The DJ Johnny Rasta" WVMO 98.7)1615775534.0
A sitting Republican Congressman attacking BLM while wearing a tiny, green hat seems about in line with the GOP of recent years.
Is this real life? https://t.co/1tNQiY0q2k— Bluepool (@Bluepool)1615771317.0
I mean... Someone please just make it stop https://t.co/iLp5bBtyYn— Michael Beardsley for City Council 🦌 (@Michael Beardsley for City Council 🦌)1615769804.0
If we weren't in such a deep political crisis in this country this would be laughable. We have to eliminate racis… https://t.co/WAIoMXcsRG— Eric patriotic bleeding heart liberal🇺🇸 (@Eric patriotic bleeding heart liberal🇺🇸)1615767390.0
Twitter mocked Grothman for his sartorial choices.
Giving cheesy Irish American accessories a bad name https://t.co/7Iwfl5WnrS— Jenny (@Jenny)1615767171.0
I don't think that green hat is conveying the message he thinks it does. https://t.co/VBdyCnOrTl— Sardonicus (@Sardonicus)1615766857.0
.@RepGrothman Are you mocking my Irish heritage with your stupid hat? https://t.co/zsXs9gCvwV— Katie Tertle (@Katie Tertle)1615766832.0
Many online pointed out Grothman's concern for families didn't seem to extend to legislation.
Dude, maybe just go with a green tie next time https://t.co/aT3B3iyD0a— J.T. (@J.T.)1615761484.0
Grothman, who voted against Biden's pandemic relief bill and formerly opposed the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, will now have to answer to an even higher authority.
The fashion police.