"I wasn’t a good thing. It’s not a good image for the government. I don’t think someone with that much power should be doing that. It shows he wasn’t raised well. I wouldn’t do something like that. It’s not my demeanor."
procurement analyst | Dallas, Texas
“I think it’s fine. If anything, it’s an understatement. His gesture is justified, based on our current state of affairs. At least he’s drawing attention to issues that need attention.”
server | South Philadelphia
"Fuck, yeah. I’m a big fan of Rep. Sims. Mike Pence deserved to be flipped off. He’s a despicable person. I hope Mr. Pence is aware of Mr. Sims’ opinion of him and takes it to heart."
digital marketer | Queen Village
"I’d prefer more diplomatic behavior by a public official, because giving the finger reflects poorly on us as a society. I understand Rep. Sims’ frustration. I just wish he would express it in a more positive manner."
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