Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers was condemned by critics as racist after the Republican posted on social media Friday about liking two Confederate generals who fought against the U.S. to preserve slavery.
Ms. Rogers, a U.S. Air Force veteran elected to office in 2020, showed her support for Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson first on Twitter and then on other social networks.
Ms. Rogers also said in the same post that she liked Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, two food brands that sold products for decades using Black mascots based on racial stereotypes before rebranding in 2020.
“I like Indians and I like Redskins. I like Aunt Jemima and I like Uncle Ben. I like Robert E Lee and I like Stonewall Jackson. I don’t like traitors who hate America. Stand up for our culture!” she wrote.