The Republican party is really full of winners – and a good number of these winners really don’t understand how to use social media. Or maybe they just don’t care that they say really ignorant and offensive things on their Twitter and Facebook accounts on the daily?

Either way, one Republican who really should have kept her mouth shut is New Hampshire Representative Susan DeLemus who commented on her personal facebook page that “The Pope is the anti-Christ. Do your research.”

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This condemnation of the Pope came shortly after the pontiff criticized presidential candidate Donald Trump last week, saying that a person who only works to build walls (metaphorically and a bit literally) is no Christian. Many shot back at the Pope, saying that he had no place commenting on a political race or on the religious views of an individual, but many agreed with the religious leader as well.

DeLemus was clearly the former, and clearly an avid Trump supporter. When another commenter questioned DeLemus’s views, she doubled down and questioned whether the Pope was even a believer of Christian doctrine at all.

Maybe she just misspoke? Maybe she said something rash in a moment of emotion? No, when Politico asked DeLemus about her comments, she once again maintained that the Pope was the Antichrist and said that both the Bible and the Founding Fathers confirmed that the Pope would be the Antichrist.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com