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Missouri Democrat under fire for mocking Benghazi victims

Missouri Dem. under fire for mocking victims of Benghazi terror attack
Missouri Dem. under fire for mocking victims of Benghazi terror attack
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It seems that for Missouri state Representative Stacey Newman, the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that saw four Americans killed is something of a joke. On Tuesday, the Missouri Democrat issued a tweet that sparked a great deal of anger from a number of people who took offense.

"Thinking of saying 'Benghazi' while debating tomorrow on the House floor. Just to see what happens," she tweeted.

"I am sure the families of the 4 murdered will appreciate your left wing disgusting humor," one person said.

"Yeah that would be funny to make a mockery of those who died while your hero president sat and did nothing to stop it," another person added.

Others hurled profanity at Newman, while others called her disgusting and heartless. One person asked if she was a "complete" idiot, or just a "partial" one. Yet another critic said Newman should seek psychological help.

A post at Fire Andrea Mitchell called Newman a "vile, nasty hag" along with other choice adjectives we cannot print here. The blog also said the people who voted for her "should be very proud of themselves" for electing someone of her caliber to the State House.

The Independent Journal Review said Newman is known for her crazy stunts. As Twitchy reported in March, she brought a crocheted uterus into the statehouse with a pro-abortion bill that ultimately failed.

"My desk on the House floor today," she tweeted. Her message included a picture of the uterus sitting on top of the bill.

Although a number of people scolded Newman for her tasteless tweet, others expressed support.

"Do it!! I've got your back," one person exclaimed, using the hashtag "#Roomie4Life."

Recently, House Speaker John Boehner announced that a select committee headed up by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., would investigate the attack. Some Democrats have expressed a desire to boycott the investigation, while Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded both parties have an equal number of participants. Gowdy, however, rebuffed that demand, saying that elections have consequences and Republicans have a majority in the House.

Gowdy has also been the target of threats reportedly emailed to journalists. Capitol Police say they are investigating the threats.