On Tuesday, presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will participate in a town hall event in Iowa hosted by Believe Again, a super PAC that supports the Republican candidate.
In anticipation of the event, Believe Again encouraged the Twitter users to contribute questions for him to answer, tagging their tweets with the hashtag #AskBobby.
Twitter users were quick to respond, but not in the way that Jindal’s operatives were probably hoping.
Twitter users flooded the hashtag with disparaging comments about Jindal’s religious platform and his unpopularity as the governor of Lousiana.
Some of the tweets were racist. Others focused on policy and religion. Nearly all of them were negative.
In his six years spent in the Lousiana Governor’s Mansion, Jindal has drawn intense criticism from the scientific community for allowing public schools to teach creationism.
Although Jindal majored in biology at Brown University, he apparently holds some anti-science views. He signed the Louisiana Science Education Act into law, allowing creationism to be taught in Louisiana’s science classrooms, according to Slate.
In May, Jindal’s job performance rating in Lousiana hit an “all time low,” according to a poll conducted by the Baton Rouge-based Southern Media and Opinion research..
Jindal is a staunch opponent of abortion, and for the past five years his state has been named the most pro-life state in the nation by America’s United for Life group, according to LifeNews, a website that focuses on pro-life advocacy.
In a statement released on Friday following the Supreme Court’s decision to nationally legalise gay marriage, Jindal said, “If we want to save some money, let’s just get ride of the court,” The Hill reports.
If there’s one thing that these Twitter users and the Believe Again PAC can probably agree on, it’s that the #AskBobby hashtag was a bad idea.
It’s unclear what questions Jindal will answer at tonight’s event, but this Twitter user summed up the whole experience pretty succinctly.
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