Jill Duggar's husband Derick shades Jim Bob after he announces state Senate run amid son Josh’s child pornography case

JILL Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard shaded Jim Bob after he announced his state Senate run.

The 56-year-old’s political campaign comes as his son Josh’s child pornography case continues.

On Friday, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette revealed that Jim Bob is running for state Senate and hopes to fill in the vacant seat for Arkansas State Senate District 7.

Shortly after his campaign was announced, Jill’s husband Derick, 32, shaded his father-in-law by responding to an Instagram post announcing his candidacy.

After the KNWA News Instagram account shared a post about the campaign, Derick responded by commenting with an emoji that appeared skeptical and deep in thought.

The shade may not surprise Counting On fans, as Jill, 30, and Derick are estranged from her parents.

The couple- who tied the knot in 2014- are known for their rebellious ways and often act out against Jim Bob and his wife Michelle's conservator values.


While announcing his candidacy, Jim Bob said in a statement: "Northwest Arkansas is my lifelong home. It's where my wife, Michelle, and I have raised our 20 children. 

"It's where we've grown our small businesses. It's where we've built a life centered around our faith, family, and friends."

The Duggar patriarch claimed that "out-of-control bureaucrats have put politics over common-sense policy with government mandates that force people to choose between earning a paycheck and violating their personal rights and beliefs."

He promised to be the "bold voice that is pro-family, pro-business, pro-gun, and pro-life."

The TLC star concluded: "It's time for conservatives to demand courageous leadership that puts Arkansas families, jobs, and our constitutional liberties first. 

"I look forward to being your voice in the Arkansas State Senate."


The campaign comes as Jim Bob and Michelle’s son Josh, 33, prepares to head to court in his child pornography case.

It was recently revealed Josh missed the deadline to accept a plea deal before trial in his child pornography case.

According to the Pretrial Scheduling Order, Josh had until October 18th to accept a plea agreement and change his non-guilty plea. 

The Sun exclusively revealed no change of plea has been filed as of October 19th.

Jim Bob's son could be facing up to 20 years behind bars if found guilty. 

Back in April, Josh was arrested and charged with possessing and receiving child pornography.

As The Sun reported, his wife Anna, 32, who is expecting her seventh child, is standing by her husband's side despite the crime. 

The family’s reality show was canceled in light of the scandal.

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