Politico Tweets, Deletes Cartoon Mocking Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Politico tweeted then deleted a cartoon Wednesday that mocks the victims of Hurricane Harvey with harsh stereotypical depictions of Christian conservatives.

The cartoon shows one man in a cowboy hat and boots and a confederate flag t-shirt being airlifted out of a flood. The man’s roof has a Texas flag with the word “secede” on it and there is a Gadsden flag floating in the waters nearby.

The man has a speech bubble that refers to rescuers as “Angels! Sent by God!” while one of the rescuers responds, “Er, actually Coast Guard, sent by the government.”

Here is a screenshot of the cartoon, which can still be viewed on their website.

The cartoon wasn’t posted on Politico’s Twitter account for very long before people began slamming them for politicizing the Hurricane Harvey tragedy and stereotyping the victims.

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