Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) tweeted a tasteless joke over the weekend about the 84-year-old justice’s decision not to attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday:
It’s not fair that ppl are criticizing Justice Ginsberg for skipping SOTU! Security concerns wouldn’t allow her to bring CPAP machine into House Chamber. pic.twitter.com/9GOR4NlHkr
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 28, 2018
He also spelled her surname wrong.
This time around, Ginsburg isn’t skipping Trump’s address in order to call it an early night. In fact, she’s giving her own talk in Rhode Island as part of a nationwide tour.
Needless to say, Huckabee’s barb did not go down well on Twitter. Even Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) called it “despicable” and “tasteless”:
Mike Huckabee tweeted something terrible in an attempt to get uncle Trump to notice him.
It was a cheap shot from a sad man who’s been tossed aside like the garbage human he is.
Anyway, here’s a photo of him juxtaposed with a lumpy potato with his eyes and jowls on it. pic.twitter.com/GAn680ZIEY
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) January 28, 2018
Mike Huckabee: How awful of SNL to make fun of my daughter for being fat and lying all the time.
Also Mike Huckabee: HuRr DurR JuSticE GiNsBurG iS oLd https://t.co/jsbWfjHkXc
— Danny Funaro (@DannyFunaro523) January 29, 2018
A sleeping Ruth Bader Ginsberg can still run intellectual circled around an awake Mike Huckabee.
— Paul Gibbs (@entitled2life) January 28, 2018
You’re disgusting. How christian of you to make jokes about elderly people.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 28, 2018
Despicable tweet. She’s more capable and intelligent than the entire Trump administration together.
— Leila Couceiro (@leilatwtr) January 29, 2018
Not very Christian of you, Governor. You know better.
— ?Melissa Amateis☃️ (@WW2HistoryGal) January 29, 2018