A western Connecticut congressional candidate is facing backlash over a tweet that some are calling sexual harassment. The tweet came from Robert Hyde, one of three Republicans challenging Rep. Jahana Hayes. Hyde describes himself as a “pro-God” Marine veteran. After Kamala Harris dropped out of the
It referenced former candidate for president Kamala Harris. In a statement on Tuesday, CT Democratic Chair Nancy Wyman said “Robert Hyde’s social media comment about the Senator Harris’ decision to end her political campaign is simply disgusting.
“Robert Hyde’s social media comment about Senator Harris’ decision to end her political campaign is simply disgusting,” Wyman said. “And the fact that it was made by a Republican candidate for Congress and remained online until today is even more concerning.
Robert F. Hyde, a Simsbury resident and currently a Republican candidate for the 5th U.S. House District, is confused. He apparently thinks it is OK, perfectly fine, to tweet gross and misogynistic insults. Here’s a clarifying thought: He needs to step out of the race. Maybe he thought he was
HARTFORD, Conn. — Robert F. Hyde, the Republican candidate for Congress whose sexually suggestive tweet about Kamala Harris drew widespread condemnation from leaders of both political parties, owes the mother of his 13-year-old son more than $2,000 in child support, according to court records
Who is Robert Hyde? … The Sen. Kamala Harris tweet. The vulgar language employed by Hyde in the message exchange with Parnas are similar in tone to comments he made last month about California Sen. Kamala Harris. Hyde’s sexist and offensive tweets about Harris drew widespread condemnation.
One of the pages in the network that heavily promotes the candidacy of Robert Hyde links to a Trump campaign donations page. Some of the pages have also shared false content. Last December, several pages in the network were called out by FactCheck.org for coordinated sharing of a meme with a false quote attributed to actor Kurt Russell.
Robert Hyde, a Republican 2020 candidate for the Congressional district representing New Britain, is being criticized for an alleged online comment. In a Tweet alleged attributed to Hyde, he is allegedly quoted making lewd sexual references about U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, in reaction to her ending her 2020 Presidential candidacy.
Before the Intelligence Committee’s release, Hyde also drew attention by sending an obscene tweet about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and oral sex after the senator dropped out of the presidential race. “She went down, brought to her knees,” Hyde tweeted. “Blew it. Must be a hard one to swallow….”
“Hyde is 40 and a resident of Simsbury and a Republican who is running for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District. He is a relative unknown who hopes to unseat Rep. Jahana Hayes, a Democrat,” the Hartford Courant reports. “Hyde made headlines last month after he posted a sexist and vulgar tweet about California Sen. Kamala Harris.