As the world mourned the loss of former President Nelson Mandela, Congressman Daines took to Facebook to state his sympathies and condolences. The TEA Partiers that make-up his base did not like that much and peppered the Congressman with angry comments.
Congressman Steve Daines’ Facebook status:
Nelson Mandela was a courageous and selfless leader whose legacy of patience, perseverance and compassion transformed a country toward justice and peace and will serve as an inspiration for generations to come. I offer my prayers and condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa as they mourn the loss of this great leader.
Mandela was labeled “a murderer of women and children” and a “communist.” Daines was ridiculed and mocked by his supporters for riding a “politically correct high horse”. One of Daines’ supporters wrote, “ok mandela is dead, and that affects us how? Do your goddamned job and start fixing this country” – the comment received a number of “Likes.”
One individual went so far as to write that Mandela “deserves no more accolades than Osama bin Ladin.”
Congressman Daines was endorsed by the TEA Party Express today. These are the people who support him.