During an interview with InfoWars, Roger Stone seemed to understand what he was saying was so incendiary he was going to face real consequences. But did that stop him? Of course not. It’s that kind of unfettered hubris that keeps him a favorite of our current president. Stone told host Alex Jones:
“I understand I’m going to take a lot of crap for speaking the truth about Barbara Bush. She was a mean-spirited, vindictive drunk. She is ascending into hell right now. She’s not going to heaven. She was a bad person.”
Per USA Today, Stone also posted on Instagram: “Barbara Bush drank so much booze, if they cremated her … her body would burn for three days.”
It turns out Roger Stone was correct in expecting that he would actually suffer some consequences for saying cruel and incendiary things about a recently deceased former First Lady. Stone had been slated to be the keynote speaker for the The Okaloosa Republican Executive Committee’s “Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner” on May 12, but chairman Mark Franks effectively uninvited Stone altogether. Franks said that in light of Roger Stone’s recent comments, he [Franks]”ended our contract” with Stone.
He told the Northwest Florida Daily News, “It’s tough to lose a speaker when you’re three weeks out, but this is what I felt needed to be done out of respect for Barbara Bush… I thought he’d be entertaining, but for me this went over the line.”
As expected, there was no contrition from Roger Stone. In an email response to the Northwest Florida Daily News, Roger Stone actually insisted he was the one who decided to cancel the contract because “the sponsors wanted to censor my public comments.”
He is further quoted as saying, “The day that some officious country club Republican in Fort Walton Beach tells me what I can and cannot say in public will be the day that hell freezes over.”