Lee County Commissioner Andre Knecht, who came under fire after the Rant reported that he’d shared an anti-Muslim Facebook meme, continues to be active on Facebook despite not answering questions about the controversy.

Knecht, a Republican who represents parts of southern Lee County, was not available to answer questions about the meme he shared on Feb. 2 regarding the bathroom habits of Muslims in general from either the Sanford Herald (subscription required) or WTVD.

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Despite being unavailable to offer an explanation to either outlet, Knecht has taken to the heavily conservative Facebook group Sanford/Lee County Truthseekers multiple times since the post was discovered to share various right-wing stories, including one from a noted “fake news” site, http://www.usherald.com.

One of the posts attacks “liberals” for “liv(ing) with parents” and being unemployed, while another calls liberalism a “mental disorder.” The story from the fake news site uses a dubiously-sourced piece about something that allegedly took place in Sweden as the basis for a sensational-but-highly-questionable headline linking the freezing deaths of veterans to the admission of Muslim refugees.

It’s unclear if the shared links are a part of Knecht’s response to the meme controversy or are just a part of his daily routine.

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