Just in time for Father’s Day, Nevada Representative Joe Heck’s 16-year-old son Joey Heck has gotten his pops in some rather hot water this week for posting racist, homophobic, misogynist tweets and tweet-pics on his Twitter feed. Buzzfeed broke this story this earlier week.
Rep. Heck issued a statement apologizing for his son’s tweets, saying:
I am extremely disappointed in my son’s use of the offensive and inappropriate language on twitter: that type of language has never been permitted in our home. …
I apologize to everyone he may have offended. My son also apologizes for his insensitive behavior. My wife and I have addressed this family matter directly with him and he has learned from it.
This is the second time this week that a Republican Congressman has had to apologize for the awful social media postings of his spawn, as Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake apologized for his son’s posts on Thursday.
Here are some of Joey Heck’s worst tweets.
Some of the Tweets Were Racist
Some of the Tweets Were Homophobic
Some of the Tweets Were Misogynist
Some of the Tweets Were Racist AND Homophobic
And One Just Compared Obama to Stalin and Hitler