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Ex-GOP chair's 'hags' tweet draws criticism

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SEATTLE -- The groups that organized an immigration rally that ended with the arrest of 33 women is condemning a tweet by the former state Republican Party chair that called the women "hags and witches."
Last Thursday, the group of women sat-in at the Republican Party's state headquarters in Bellevue as part of the rally, prompting arrests. Bellevue Police had been given a notice of civil disobedience prior to the rally.
The same day former chair Kirby Wilbur said in a tweet that the women protesting were "left wing witches and hags" and "old and ugly." Wilbur has stood by his statement, calling the women "criminals" in a subsequent tweet.
On Monday, the groups said Wilbur's words were "sexist" and degrading. They asked Republicans to disavow the comment by their former leader.
Story tags » Republican PartyImmigration

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