Former state Party Chairman Gary Emineth (R) “acknowledged Thursday he deleted more than 100 social media posts after entering the race, including one that called anti-Israel protesters ‘a bunch of Arabs.’” Emineth “also retweeted an image calling for ‘no more mosques in America’ and shared a Facebook post that compared people on food stamps to animals, CNN reported.”
Emineth said “he doesn’t apologize for them. He said some of the posts were ‘sarcastic’ and were done by him as a ‘frustrated American citizen.’”
“He began deleting the posts after announcing he would run on Jan. 31, figuring ‘some people would get wound up over them.’” (AP)
Emineth faces state Sen. Tom Campbell (R) in the race to take on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D).