Alabama State Auditor Zeigler under fire for tweet comparing congresswomen to KKK


Alabama Auditor Jim Zeigler tweeted Wednesday night, and subsequently deleted, a social media post that shows a group of Democratic U.S. congresswomen below an image of Ku Klux Klan members with the words "Now appearing without hoods" as well as referring to the group of lawmakers as "Nancy Pelosi and the Klannettes".

He captioned the post "Sometimes humor can make a serious point."

Zeigler explained the deletion of the post, saying he didn’t want it to "be a distraction to the other substantive issues I am working on right now."

The photo of Democratic congresswomen includes U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Selma), Alabama’s only Democratic and African-American member of Congress.