Lincoln Project boots video editor after crude tweets surface

The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican PAC, ousted a video editor after crude tweets resurfaced where he used offensive slang for female anatomy to insult political adversaries, The 19th first reported.

The nonprofit news outlet asked the Lincoln Project about the tweets Ben Howe posted after the 2016 election,  calling rivals a “vagina” or “twat,” among other epithets. 

Howe wrote in a June 2018 tweet, “I want to be a feminist but every time I call someone a c— I get yelled at.” He would reportedly also criticize the Republican Party for nominating President Trump, who has made crude comments about women as well. 

“Based on these unacceptable and offensive posts, and those that came to light last week, Ben Howe is no longer affiliated with the Lincoln Project, effective immediately,” Keith Edwards, the group’s spokesman, said in a statement to The 19th. 

The Lincoln Project did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Hill.

Howe, who began his career by making anti-Obama ads during the rise of the Tea Party, has faced backlash for other tweets as well. Last week, The Daily Dot resurfaced other tweets where he defended the police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

“Some people just need a tap on the shoulder to change. Others need a slap in the face. Me? I’ve often needed a piano dropped on my head. The piano fell years ago, but I suppose I’m still crawling out from under the wreckage in some ways,” he said in a statement to The 19th.

“I’m better than I’ve been. And I intend to be better than I am,” he said.

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