Of course she could have just doubled down and said that she was joking like Megyn Kelly of Fox News, but she didn't.
Sadly, we will never get an apology from folks like Rush and others of his ilk for all of the reprehensible things that they have said about people of color and other marginalized groups in the past, but we don't expect any more from them. Folks like that have not yet fully evolved as human beings.
The republican party is the "party of Lincoln", so this guy should have known better.
"Not everything you read on the internet is true.”- George Washington
Too often we’ve seen the embarrassment that comes with random people on Twitter sharing around inspirational quotes from famous people that they never actually uttered in the first place. It’s one thing for the layman to do it; quite another entirely for a public official to misquote Abraham Lincoln, but that’s exactly what happened to Arizona Republican state senator Al Melvin when he tried to share the wisdom of the former president.
Here are the two tweets in question (which, by the way, are still up as of this posting):
Well, it turns out Lincoln never actually said those words. When the Arizona Daily Star asked Melvin about the misquotes, this is what he had to say.
Melvin said he got the quotes from a Republican club newsletter.But it’s all good, because as Benjamin Franklin once said, “It’s all water under the bridge now.” [Source]
“It sounded good,” he said. “It seemed like it was something that he would say.”
Told of the misattribution, Melvin said, “That’s news to me.”
It's New Year's Eve, and I am heading out for a nice quiet dinner with the Mrs.
Happy New Year everybody! And please be safe out there.