Skip to comments.Barnette on Islam-pedophilia tweet: ‘I don’t think that’s me’
Posted on 05/14/2022 2:10:48 AM PDT by RandFan
Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette on Thursday denied writing a tweet that claimed “pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam,” saying that she “would have never said that.”
In an interview with NBC’s Dasha Burns, Barnette, a conservative commentator who is running for the GOP Senate nomination in Pennsylvania, flatly rejected the notion that she had authored the 2015 tweet, despite the fact that the post still exists on her Twitter account.
“Yeah, no, I don’t think that’s me,” Barnette said. “I would never have said that. OK, I would have never said that, because I don’t believe that.”
Barnette’s campaign manager did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment on the denial.
The denial comes as Barnette surges in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary just days before Republican voters head to the polls to choose their nominee to succeed retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).
Former President Trump has endorsed celebrity physician Mehmet Oz in the primary, though polling suggests a close race for the Republican nod. A Fox 29-InsiderAdvantage survey released earlier this week shows Oz leading the field with 23 percent support, though Barnette trails in a close second with 21 percent support.
Barnette’s late rise in the primary has come as a surprise to many Republicans, who saw Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick as the two front-runners.
I had HIGH hopes for Barnett, but I would NOT vote for her now. I’d go with McCormick.
Maybe she was thinking of Muhammed, who was a pedophile. What was his wife’s age, 8 or 11?
You have been BS’d, Ann. The lies against her are so egregious. There is nothing the Swamp will not stoop to, to stop a true patriot.
There is nothing the Swamp will not stoop to, to stop a true patriot.
How is she a patriot if she believes in, “systematic racism”?
He had many wives. Yes, one of them was that young. It is possible more were, but were not noted.
Don’t think so....she has a lot of different stories. I do believe she is a Patriot, but she’s not ready for prime time.
“I had HIGH hopes for Barnett, but I would NOT vote for her now. I’d go with McCormick.”
I don’t believe you ever considered not voting for the establishment uniparty deep state candidate McCormick.
“Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette on Thursday denied writing a tweet that claimed “pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam,” saying that she “would have never said that.”
Homosexual at that.
It’s one of many. Female clitoris mutilation is another.
He raped her when she was 9.
Barnett was right if she did say that Islam promotes pedophilia/ The Prophet himself “married a child an consumated that marriage when the child barely reached puberty.
The shock to the child bride was so great that gistory relates how her hair fell out.
Do not think for a minute that pedophilia is not a vast problem in Islam. It is. And history shows it.
This is one subject you don’t want to jump into. But we all should remember context, context context . A nine-year-old yikes but remember the neighborhood and what was morally excepted at that time.
I WAS a BIG Barnett fan.
McCormick spent 13 years, the last five as CEO, at Bridgewater Associates, the suspiciously intel agency-linked, deep CCP partnered, hedge fund that is one of the Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum’s 100 “strategic partners”—and you’d vote for him as US Senator?!?
If someone else wrote it, she should have deleted it. If she really wrote it, she should stick with it or explain it. Apologies and denials don’t work for the right.
If you would even consider voting for McCormick I think your bearings are off.
This woman will not win a general election in PA. McCormick seems the best bet in that race.
There are multiple FReepers who come out during primary season and promote the GOP-e candidates while attacking solid constitutionalists.
It is almost like they get paid for this.
That is NOT going to cut it.
We’re going back to the 600’s?
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