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NH GOPer Called a Dem Senator Ugly, Now He’s Blaming the Liberal Media for Demonizing Him

New Hampshire State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt wants everyone to know that the media got it wrong. He is not a misogynistic pig for calling a female senator too ugly to get elected, he has simply been victimized by the liberal press.

Recently, Vaillancourt got caught writing this on his own NH Insider blog:

How ugly is Annie Kuster..Drag queens are more atrractive [sic] than Annie Kuster….not that there’s anything wrong with that.

He also threw in some rather pervy comments about the Republican running against Kuster, calling her just the right amount of attractive to win (unlike Kuster, who is too ugly to get votes according to him):

Republican Marilinda Garcia is one of the mot [sic] attractive women on the political scene anywhere, not so attractive as to be intimindating [sic], but truly attractive.

Now, he has gone back to his blog to defend his actions and blame the liberal press for making him out to be the bad guy.

“The media never ceases to amaze me with its incredible ability, in its lust to gin up a controversy, twist a statement to the point where the original point is lost and demonization sets in,” he wrote in a  new blog despite the fact that the media is quoting his words verbatim, including the typos.  “[T]here’s no end to the games the media won’t play in an attempt to follow their Democratic script.”

Then, when asked by reporters whether or not he stood by calling the Democratic leader ugly,  Vaillancourt did not even bother to come up with an excuse or pretend that he cared that it was an offensive remark made about a sitting Senator.

“Stand by the fact that Ms. Garcia is more attractive than Ms. Kuster?” he asked, the reporters as if it were a silly question. “If the reporters themselves don’t see that, then they should question their own abilities to function.”

Unbelievably, a fellow state Republican has even publicly backed Vaillancourt for his words and subsequent liberal ‘demonization.’

“Rep Vaillancourt is a tell it like it is Rep,” Rep. Al Baldasaro wrote on Facebook , “He says what he believes in and holds no punches. Tell the Dems to try and stick with the issues and stop trying to find fault in what everyone says.”

Garcia, the GOP candidate he was trying to bolster, on the other hand, has since come out with a statement saying she wants no part in his comments, calling Vaillancourt “sexist” and insisting his remarks “have absolutely no place in political discourse.”

Photo Credit: Vaillancout/Twitter

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