Marble Says She “Liked” Bigoted Facebook Post As Part of Her Job to Listen to People

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Colorado Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Ft. Collins) “liked” a Facebook post this week with an image of the burning twin towers set in the middle of this statement:

“Every time a Moslem (sic) stands up in Congress and tells us they will change the Constitution, impeach our President, or vote for Socialism, remember you said you would never forget. They said they would destroy us from within.”

The Colorado Times Recorder asked Marble why she “liked” this post.

Marble: Good morning, Jason. Thank you for calling. As we discussed before, the ‘like’ on FB can mean many things. For example, I find many posts interesting, not that I agree or disagree with them, but ‘Like’ is a way to say thanks for posting or let the person know I read it. I respect their right to say what’s on their mind…

Colorado Times Recorder: Thank you very much. Yes, I agree about Facebook likes. Fair point. Why did you like the post in this case? …To me, it suggests U.S. Reps. Ihan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are terrorists. Can you explain why you like it?

Marble: I ‘Like’ your point of view on this. I don’t think many people agree with you, but this is how you perceive it to read. I find your point of view interesting, but I don’t read things into this the way you do.

Colorado Times Recorder: I see. So in the case of the Muslim meme, why did you ‘like’ it?

Marble: I like hearing people express their views. I need to know what is on their minds. It is part of being a legislator.

Asked about the post “liked” by Marble, Amanda Henderson, Director of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado expressed concern about “cavalier posts on social media that incite hatred and division.”

“In this case, we are one day from grieving the attacks of September 11, 2001 and stirring this kind of thing up demonizes people simply for their religious tradition, said Henderson via email. “What we really need to do as a country is build relationships across our differences and communities where all people are able to thrive.”

The bigoted post aligns with statements from talk radio hosts and other right-wing Colorado conservatives who regularly denounce not just Muslim extremists but the entire religion of Islam.

For example, in a radio interview shortly after Trump was elected, KNUS radio host Peter Boyles denounced Islam and said Muslims are incapable of respecting the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values of the United States, due to their religious beliefs, essentially saying there is no place for Muslims in our country. He stood behind the comments.

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    Hey, Vicki . . . 

    . . . Why??!

    Because we “like” you!!!

    (I’m told she really “likes” hearing from Boy Scouts, too . . .)

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    …and yet after all the trillions spent we still haven't managed to invade the country responsible for 9/11. 

    How much more Orwellian can we get than a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia at the new Center for Combatting Extremism?????

  3. notaskinnycook says:

    Just popped in to if this had been posted yet.


  4. Arvadonian1 says:

    Don't be coy, Vicki.  Own your bigotry!  Don't be a bigot with a wink and a nod (or in this case, a "like"), just come right out and own it. It seems to be downright fashionable among your fellow Republicans right about now. 

    And if you insist on sticking with your story that you just "like" any damned thing one of you constituents' posts I'd be curious to know how many posts of your constituents knocking Trump you've "liked".  

  5. kwtree says:

    Marble had quite a few posts on her Facebook feed criticizing the way she scolded the Boy Scout who questioned her……

    Weird – she didn’t “like” any of those expressions of opinion from constituents. 

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