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After Backlash, Maine Lawmaker Deletes Facebook Post Calling Straight White Men 'Too Emotional' For Politics

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Susan Sharon
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Maine Public
State Rep. Charlotte Warren, a Hallowell Democrat, in a 2017 file photo.

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker has taken down her Facebook account after criticism from conservatives over a social media post that said straight, white men "are too emotional to be in politics."

Rep. Charlotte Warren of Hallowell advised in the post that people who took exception to it should "be prepared for your comments to be deleted."

The post inspired protests at the Maine State House and a rebuke from Rep. Joel Stetkis of Canaan, the assistant House Republican leader, who said Warren should be removed from leadership roles. Warren has not responded to requests for comment.

Warren did not respond to questions about the post, according to the Kennebec Journal.