The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur, who is running for former Rep. Katie Hill’s (D-CA) vacant seat in California’s 25th Congressional District, posted crude and sexual “rules for women” online, which resurfaced on Friday.
Uygur, who also co-founded Justice Democrats, announced his bid to replace Hill on Thursday:
Democratic congressional candidate Cenk Uygur on his rules for women: pic.twitter.com/zMe8nEBgpo — Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) November 15, 2019
Uygur apologized for his crude post in 2017, calling it “insensitive and ignorant” and claiming that he was a “different guy,” according to TheWrap:
“If you read that today, what I wrote 18 years ago, and you’re offended by it, you’re 100 percent right.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) November 15, 2019