NH Republican mocks domestic violence victims in sexually suggestive Facebook post

By Travis Gettys
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:27 EDT
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A New Hampshire Republican with a habit of making offensive Facebook posts is back in the news for another offensive Facebook post.

State Rep. Kyle Tasker (R-Nottingham) posted an image Monday on his public Facebook page that showed two figures engaged in oral sex with the caption, “50,000 battered women and I still eat my plain.”

The lawmaker posted the image during a discussion on comments made last year by another New Hampshire Republican, Rep. Mark Warden, who suggested that “a lot of people like being in an abusive relationship” during a House panel hearing on domestic violence legislation.

Tasker praised his colleague, saying, “Warden is so principled it offends people,” and then posted the image.

According to the blog, Miscellany Blue, Tasker laughed when his post was criticized as “grossly inappropriate.”

“Nah,” Tasker said. “I ran it by the [domestic violence] lobbyist [and] she laughed. Now if we went around wearing the T-shirt that wouldn’t go over well.”

In addition to his controversial social media posts, which include suggestions that he must drink alcohol before meeting with Democrats and viral videos that imply black women are unfit mothers, Tasker is probably best known for dropping a handgun during a public safety panel hearing.

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