A spokesman and top consultant for Corey Stewart, a Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, once likened the GOP establishment to a house negro and said civil-rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was a #PompousAss, CNN reported. In a 2014 tweet, Rick Shaftan said there were a lot of parallels between the House Negro and the GOP Establishment. More recently, he questioned the accomplishments of Lewis. So what has John Lewis done besides get beat up 50+ years ago? #PompousAss, Shaftan wrote in 2017. He also dismissed the importance of civil-rights icon Rosa Parks, tweeting, Give me a effing break. How about PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY?Schlafly is a conservative political activist known for her anti-feminist views. He also called Michael Brown, an unarmed black man shot by police, a thug and called the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, animals in other posts, CNN reports. The Daily Beast previously reported that Shaftan described majority-black cities as shitholes and discouraged people from opening up businesses in them.