Dem Offers Trash Response After His Press Sec Calls Cops 'Worthless F***ing Pigs'
Democrat Mark Kelly is running for a Senate seat in Arizona against the incumbent Republican Senator, Martha McSally and he's off to a horrific start if you ask me. Kelly offered a half-apology after one of his staffers called the Chicago police "worthless f---ing pigs" in a, now deleted, Tweet.
The reason n I called his response trash is because the person in question was not fire. In fact, as far as I can tell, the only thing that happened was the staffer was made to delete the post.
The Twitter post from T.J. L'Heureux was posted in August, a week before he was hired as deputy press secretary, in response to a video showing Chicago cops seizing open umbrellas from protestors during a violent clash. A city official said later that demonstrators had used the umbrellas to shield their actions from view as they pelted police with frozen water bottles, rocks, and pipes.
“As the son of two police officers, Mark deeply respects those who serve in uniform to keep our communities safe," a Kelly spokesperson told Fox News in a statement. "Our campaign values the public service, bravery and sacrifice of police officers across our nation. The tweet posted by a junior staff member is unacceptable and we are taking the appropriate action.”
L'Heureux, a 2019 graduate of the University of Chicago, previously served as a press assistant for former 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. The post was removed Thursday morning from his account, which was then taken private.
“I deeply regret my comment and apologize for what I wrote - I was wrong," L'Heureux said in a statement to Fox News. "My comment does not reflect who I am or what I believe, and most importantly, it is not representative of what this campaign stands for. The language I used and the sentiment I conveyed do not belong in our political process, which is why I have deleted the tweet.”
“These comments are disgusting and were made just one week before Mark Kelly hired this person, meaning he knew about it and was OK with it,” Republican opponent, Sen. Martha McSally's spokesperson Caroline Anderegg said. “It’s just further proof that Mark embraces extreme anti-law enforcement ideas and rhetoric. Anything he tries to say to the contrary is a bunch of hot air.”
Peters said the Kelly campaign was not aware of the tweet and quickly took disciplinary action after learning about it Thursday. However, as I said before, the staffer is still employed with his campaign.
Actions speak louder than words...