Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of his father Monday, and those on the other side of the aisle were far from empathetic.
Flake posted a photo of his father writing, “The finest man I’ve ever known passed away today, Dean Flake. My hero, my idol, my father” and some liberals took it as an opportunity to hammer home arguments against the GOP’s healthcare bill.
“My condolences. However the #BCRA is going to cut funding for nursing homes which means a lot of elderly people dying in the streets,” one user responded.
“I hope he had the healthcare to take care of him in his old age,” another commented.
One Republican user fed up with the hatred proclaimed Twitter as “the worst place on Earth.” Many would agree on that front.
My condolences. However the #BCRA is going to cut funding for nursing homes which means a lot of elderly people dying in the streets.
— Vulcan Has No Moon (@VulcanHasNoMoon) June 27, 2017
I hope he had the healthcare to take care of him in his old age
— John Pulice (@JohnPulice) June 27, 2017
Sincere condolences… Would your hero advise you to take health care away from the poor? No hero would.
— everydaygoddess.org (@GailKline) June 27, 2017
Probably died of a broken heart because his son has betrayed this State in every way. At least your Father had Healthcare.
Now he can RIP.
— ScottsdaleGolferGal (@AZ_GolferGal) June 28, 2017
Twitter is the worst place on Earth pic.twitter.com/Pz5gRnJNSj
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) June 27, 2017
But others were able to place politics aside.
Deepest condolences from Nevada. We may not always agree on issues, but our dad’s are our shared reason for fighting. RIP.
— Astrid Silva (@Astrid_NV) June 27, 2017
Politics aside, I’m sorry for your loss.
— JtothemothertruckinB (@JamalBuchet) June 27, 2017
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