Herman Cain tweets from beyond the grave to blast Biden and Harris
Herman Cain died two weeks ago after contracting COVID-19 but his social media profiles live on
Herman Cain died two weeks ago but his social media accounts are very much active, criticizing Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris.
Cain died on July 30 at the age of 74 after a battle with COVID-19. His presence is still felt amid the discussion around the Biden/Harris Democratic ticket as his verified profiles were used to blast the newly formed running mates.
“Just in case you thought Biden’s candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video,” read the Tweet, posted on Wednesday.
A post on Facebook that same day was just as critical.
“How well prepared is Kamala Harris for the presidency? We take a look. We’re not impressed and you won’t be either,” read a post.
The denouncement of Harris, the first woman of color to be selected as a vice presidential nominee to a major party, continued on Thursday.
“Harris has a ton of baggage and a political glass jaw. She’s awful,” read another post.
The posts were cleared by Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo, Cain’s daughter. She explained on her father’s website that Cain wanted his voice and teachings to continue from even beyond the grave.
“He would have wanted this platform to continue giving people reasons to feel that hope as we continue to tell you what you need to know about what’s going on in the country,” she wrote.
“So we will continue. We’ve decided here at Cain HQ that we will go on using this platform to share the information and ideas he believed in. He often talked about the site going on once he was ready to step away from it. We had hoped he could enjoy reading it in his retirement, but he made it clear he wanted it to go on.”
Cain’s official Twitter account was renamed to “The Cain Gang” but the handle remains @THEHermanCain. Many social media users thought continuing with the profiles was questionable.
“The whole Herman Cain thing just reveals how ghoulish, bizarre, and inhuman the modern Right has become. The man died unnecessarily going to an underwhelming rally, was completely forgotten by his own party, and then his name and social media cultivated for profit,” wrote political analyst Jared Sexton.
Others found the criticism of Cain’s family maintaining his voice and legacy to be jarring. Dana Loesch, the former National Rifle Association spokeswoman, said the backlash was hypocritical.
“The same left that ghoulishly celebrated Hermain Cain’s death now want to act like the people still running his account are doing so in bad taste,” Loesch tweeted.
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