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Indiana Lawmaker Apologizes for 'Offensive' Women's March Facebook Post, But Says He Didn't Post It

Indiana state Sen. Jack Sandlin says he didn't put up an 'offensive' remark on his social media page.  (Handout) Indiana state Sen. Jack Sandlin says he didn't put up an 'offensive' remark on his social media page. (Handout)

An Indiana legislator said he was sorry for an “offensive” message about the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., but claims he does not know how it got posted to his Facebook page.

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Over a photograph of Saturday’s protest in the capital, the post on Sen. Jack Sandlin read: "In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking than Michelle Obama did in 8 years."

Sandlin, a Conservative Republican, took down the post — but not before screenshots that had been taken went viral on the internet, unleashing a hailstorm of criticism directed at the rookie lawmaker.

Another Indiana politician, GOP Rep. Jim Lucas, shared a photo of a woman being pepper-sprayed in the face with the title: "Participation trophies, now in liquid form.”

The Indianapolis Star said Lucas has informed the paper that he doesn’t intend to remove the post.

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children marched across the country on Saturday, protesting the election of President Donald Trump and demonstrating in support of women’s rights.

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"Apparently there is an offensive post on Facebook that's attributed to me about women in Washington marching," Sandlin wrote Sunday on his account. "Not sure how that ended up on my Facebook wall but that certainly does not reflect my opinion of women. People who know me will know that's not my view."

That post, too, was later removed.

Sandlin declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press

His press secretary, Matt Werner, confirmed the content of the initial post, but declined to speak further about the incident.

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