Mike Dickinson is a self-described liberal Democrat in the state of Virginia. He is also a flamboyant character with a history of making inflammatory comments and posting insulting messages. And now a few of Dickinson’s recent tweets about a young cheerleader show just why he’s a controversial figure.
What did the liberal candidate write that has people up in arms?
He offered to pay $100,000 to anyone who could provide photos of Kendall Jones, the 19-year-old the Texas Tech cheerleader who went hunting big game in Africa and posted pictures of some of her kills on Facebook.
Here is the actual tweet:
Dickinson’s $100,000 offer was just one part of his attack on Jones. He posted additional messages like this one:
Many called Dickinson’s offer and subsequent tweets “offensive” and worse. He constantly referred to his offer as “free speech” and insulted many who responded negatively with vulgar insults like the one seen here:
It should be noted that Dickinson’s indignation comes after Facebook has removed some of Jones’ hunting photos.
There also are some questions about Dickinson’s party affiliation. However, in April, Fox News credited him as “Mike Dickinson D-Virginia” and the Huffington Post identified him as a “self-described Democratic.”