A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned over an inappropriate tweet that he posted, according to The Sacramento Bee.
On Friday, after House Republicans voted to remove funding the from President’s signature piece of legislation, The Affordable Care Act, things got heated on Twitter. The brouhaha occurred after Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, tweeted out a message urging Republicans to keep fighting the legislation. Allan Brauer, communications chair for the Democratic Party in Sacramento then made the unfortunate choice to respond with the following:
Brauer’s comments raised the ire of several Twitter users and the exchange eventually made its way to the conservative websites the National Review and the Drudge Report.
When asked to make a statement about the tweet to The Bee, Sue Blake, the chair of the Sacramento County Republican Party declared the tweet to be an ‘utterly unacceptable tone in partisan discourse,” adding that she hoped that the Sacramento Democratic Party would distance itself from these kinds of attacks on women.
Brauer did eventually apologize to Carpenter for his remarks and Carpenter accepted, but this was not enough to save Brauer’s job. The Democratic Party has asked for and accepted the official’s resignation over the offensive tweet.
Written by: Nancy Schimelpfening