Aaron Reitz, Texas' deputy attorney general, has apologized for Tweeting that Simone Biles was a "national embarrassment" when she withdrew from the team gymnastics final. Reitz Tweeted a video of gymnast Kerri Strug, who competed with an injured ankle to help Team USA win gold in 1996, saying:
"Contrast this with our selfish, childish national embarrassment, Simone Biles."
Biles, who is from Houston, has mostly received overwhelming support after she pulled out of the team final and then decided not to compete in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in an effort to focus on her mental health. And in fact, Kerri Strug Tweeted to Biles:
"Sending love to you @Simone_Biles -Team UNITED States of America."
And after, and only after, Aaron Reitz’s ignorant Tweet sparked outrage, and after, and only after he eventually deleted it, did he apologize:
"My personal social media comments do not represent Attorney General Paxton or the office of the attorney general. In a moment of frustration and disappointment, I opined on subjects for which I am not adequately versed. That was an error. I can't imagine what Simone Biles has gone through. Simone Biles is a true patriot and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. I apologize to her and wish her well."
And you, Aaron Reitz, are a Bitch.
Next up, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, er, DeathSantis, who was not in Florida but in Utah speaking to the American Legislative Exchange Council[ALEC] a rightwingnut group that writes “model legislation” for Republican reps to introduce in their home states, much like the vile anti-LGBTQ+ legislation they’d like to see passed, on the very day that the state he governs saw Florida’s daily COVID-19 count soar to more than 16,000 new cases and hospital beds are once again filling up.
Even more telling of why Ron DeSantis is one of These Bitches is that he spoke to ALEC and mocked the CDC and proclaimed his continued resistance to mandates and lockdowns.
He did, however, state that this Delta Variant surge is just a “seasonal” thing, much like his idol, Thing 45 said … before 600,000+ Americans died.
And you, too, Ron DeathSantis, are a Bitch.
Lastly, we have John Bennett, the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, who posted this on that group’s Facebook page:
“Private companies requiring employees to get the vaccine are just as bad as the Nazis forcing Jews to sew the yellow Star of David onto their clothes.”
Yes, he’s actually taking a page from the Marjorie Taylor Greene Book of Lies and Lunacy. And when many in his own party rebuked him for this lunacy, Stark doubled down:
“The Star of David—when they put that on the Jews, they weren’t sending them directly to the gas chambers. They weren’t sending them directly to the [incinerator]. This was leading up to that.”
And that is why John Bennett is a Bitch.