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Texas Deputy Attorney General Resigns After Ranting At ‘Pathetic’ #MeToo Movement And Calling Women ‘C*nts’

Texas Deputy Attorney General Andrew D. Leonie, a Republican, resigned Thursday after reports he wrote a Facebook post that called women’s sexual misconduct allegations “pathetic” and referring to women’s marchers as “c*nts.”

The top lawyer in the Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared to take issue with the massive outpouring of sexual assault and harassment claims associated with the #MeToo movement in an early morning Facebook post on Wednesday.

In a Facebook message posted Wednesday at 2:40 PM Leonie decried the women who’ve come forward with their stories as “pathetic.”

“Aren’t you also tired of all the pathetic ‘me too’ victim claims?” Leonie wrote. “If every woman is a ‘victim’, so is every man. If everyone is a victim, no one is. Victim means nothing anymore.”

Leonie’s post was removed late Thursday afternoon. His bio was changed from “Associate Deputy Attorney General” to “Retired.”

His Facebook post linked to an article from the conservative website The Federalist titled, “Can we be honest about women?” The teaser to the article, which was written by a woman, states: “Here’s a little secret we have to say out loud: Women love the sexual interplay they experience with men, and they relish men desiring their beauty.”

As noted by Dallas News, Leonie’s Facebook timeline reveals him to be a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump’s. He also appears to be a fan of alt-right provocateur and erstwhile Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos.

In a Twitter post made shortly after Trump’s inauguration and the historic Women’s March that followed, Leonie shared a cartoon that showed characters from the classic “Peanut” series, one of whom was dressed up in the genital costumes popular at the march. In Leonie’s cartoon, another of the characters calls the one in the costume a “c*nt.”

Leonie, a former judge and assistant district attorney, was named associate deputy attorney general in the Office of Special Litigation just after Paxton took office in February 2015, his LinkedIn profile states. He described his job duties as “assisting in supervision” of 11 litigation divisions at the agency.

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