Republican lawmakers and their offspring continue to show their true colors — Nevada Rep. Joe Heck’s teenage son, Joey Heck, 16, has repeatedly used racist, homophobic and sexist slurs on Twitter as he ‘lashed’ out at different people and groups ranging from President Obama, who he referred to as a “faggot” and a “nigga,” to the ‘Mexican security monitor’ at his school. Rep. Heck apologized for his son’s actions, saying, “I am extremely disappointed in my son’s use of offensive and inappropriate language on Twitter; that type of language has never been permitted in our home.” Um, right.
A review of tweets by Joey Heck, 16, dating to August of last year shows numerous examples in which Heck used words like “faggot” and “nigga.” For instance, on Sept. 11 Heck tweeted “Fanny pack = fag bag,” and on August 23 he retweeted a tweet that read, “There are gays everywhere. Maybe that’s gods way of thinning out the population because faggots can’t have babies.”
Heck’s twitter feed also included numerous racial slurs. During a Sept. 16 Jets football game, the younger Heck tweeted “[Mark] Sanchez can hop the border faster than he can throw the ball.”
During the Oct. 16 presidential debate, Heck took issue with the performance of moderator Martha Raddatz, ABC’s Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent. “This is why men need to be moderators,” he wrote.
He also wrote that Mitt Romney “raped” Obama and made him his “slave” during a debate.
In an exchange with a friend during the debate on October 3rd, Heck asked rhetorically, “I would like somebody to tell me one good thing Obama did in these past 4 years…. I got nothing.” Later in the conversation he said “yeah like spear chucking and rock skipping. The sports they do in his home country…” Source: Buzzfeed
This comes as Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s son, Tanner Flake, unleashed a barrage of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic rants online as well. As they say, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. Everyone with an ounce of commonsense knows you watch what you write on social media platforms.