Politicians and Political Cartoons Too

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has his hands full on both coasts. His Washington D.C. troubles are lead stories on national networks, at home a faux pas is front page news – headlined above the fold.

From the Bakersfield Californian:

In a cartoon posted on Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s blog last week, a woman lounges under a tropical sun, adjusting her reflector to even out her tan. There are wisps of clouds in a blue sky, palm trees and a cocktail. In the next panel is a young boy staring quizzically at a learning tablet in the darkness.

McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, shared the cartoon in a blog titled “Three Reasons to Open Schools Now” last Monday, but the House minority leader began to receive backlash from his own constituents when he posted the blog to Facebook on Thursday.

More from The Californian:

On Monday morning, McCarthy took down the Facebook post and in the afternoon, he released an apology.

“This pandemic has placed enormous strains on everyone involved in education, especially our teachers who are working harder than ever, in different settings, at all different times of the day, in support of their students,” McCarthy wrote. “That is why I would like to apologize regarding a recent post of an article and image that many have told me unfairly associated some teachers unions with all of our teachers.”

Neither The Californian, WGET-TV, or Newsweek identify the cartoonist and I am no help in that area. So apologies to the unidentified creator. Anyone know who?

© the respective cartoonist