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Veteran reporter Elizabeth Drew faces backlash for ‘sickening’ tweet mocking David Amess murder

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Veteran reporter and frequent MSNBC guest Elizabeth Drew criticized for ‘sickening’ tweet mocking the murder of British lawmaker David Amess who was stabbed to death in a terror attack

  • The 85-year-old liberal columnist, who frequently appears as an MSNBC guest, tweeted a tacky joke referring to the murdered MP’s last name
  • “A perfect last name for a police officer who was stabbed during a congregation meeting. British lawmaker dies after being stabbed multiple times during voter meeting, police say, David Amess says,” Drew tweeted Friday morning
  • Sir David, 69, was murdered on Friday by a mad knife maker while meeting with his constituents at a church in Essex
  • Shortly after receiving a response for her insensitive post, the reporter deleted the tweet. ‘Apols for an escape. Tweet deleted,” the 85-year-old wrote
  • But Drew’s apology came too late as she received harsh criticism from those who thought it was tacky










Liberal reporter Elizabeth Drew is facing backlash over a now-deleted tweet mocking the murder of British Conservative politician Davis Amess just hours after he was stabbed to death during a meeting with his constituents.

The 85-year-old columnist, who is a regular MSNBC guest and has written columns for the New York Times, The Daily Beast and Vanity Fair, tweeted a tasteless joke referencing the murdered MP’s last name.

“A perfect last name for a police officer who was stabbed during a congregation meeting. British lawmaker dies after being stabbed multiple times during a meeting with voters, police say, David Amess said,” Drew tweeted Friday morning.

Sir David, 69, was murdered Friday by a deranged knife maker while meeting with his constituents at a church in Essex, England.

Shortly after receiving a response for her insensitive post, the reporter deleted the tweet.

‘Apols for an escape. Tweet deleted,” the 85-year-old wrote.

85-year-old Liberal columnist Elizabeth Drew, (pictured), who often appears as an MSNBC guest, tweeted a tacky joke referring to the murdered MP's last name

Sir David, 69, (pictured) was murdered Friday by a mad knife maker while meeting with his constituents in a church in Essex

85-year-old Liberal columnist Elizabeth Drew (left), who frequently appears as an MSNBC guest, tweeted a tacky joke hours after British politician David Amess (right) was murdered

But her apology came too late as she received harsh criticism from those who found it tasteless.

“Elizabeth ‘got’ a lot of attention for herself by tweeting a disgusting message about the death/murder of a human being,” one person tweeted.

@VanityFair shocked by Elizabeth Drew’s tweet about the murder of a friend of mine today. Sick!” another person tweeted.

Another tweeted: “She probably meant he – lying there and stabbed to death – was ‘a mess.’ There are some repulsive people with a strange attitude that pretends to be their humor. Elizabeth Drew is one.”

Officials said Amess’s murder is being treated as a terror attack “related to Islamist extremism.”

Police officers have raided two homes in London and a British Muslim man of Somali descent has been detained.

It is believed the attacker acted alone and investigators are not looking for anyone else in connection, but the investigation continues.

Sir David, a beloved Member of Parliament and a proud father of five, gave his daughter Alex, 31, in marriage just weeks ago.

The shocking attack, which came five years after the assassination of MP Jo Cox, sparked a row over the protection of MPs.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel responded by ordering an immediate review of security arrangements.

MI5 would also participate in the investigation and will investigate whether the suspect was known to authorities through the anti-terror PREVENT program.

Yesterday, the family of Mrs Cox, who was shot and stabbed by a right-wing terrorist in June 2016 outside her constituency in Birstall, West Yorkshire, said the killing of Sir David was an ‘attack on democracy itself’.

Mrs. Cox’s husband, Brendan, said: ‘Attacking our elected representatives is an attack on democracy itself.

“There is no excuse, no justification. It’s as cowardly as can be.’

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