ROUND ROCK, Texas - A Round Rock, Texas, attorney resigned after posting a controversial tweet Friday that caused a firestorm on Twitter.
The tweet, which was posted by Robert Ranco, a partner with the Carlson Law Firm, read, “I’m not wishing for it...but I’d be ok if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted. #SexualAssault #TitleIX.”
As U.S. secretary of education, DeVos has recently called for reexamining the federal guidelines for dealing with campus sexual assault.
Strange how he just protected his account. pic.twitter.com/Mw6WWjninz— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) September 9, 2017
Yeah I'd probably lock my account up too. pic.twitter.com/RN3xjvdLc1— Jason (@CounterMoonbat) September 9, 2017
Law firm managing partner Craig Carlson announced in a statement Monday that Ranco resigned.
“I considered the health of everyone in our organization, promised my partners and my employees that we would act according to the values of our firm, and sat down to speak with Mr. Ranco,” Carlson said.
Carlson stated that with over 75 percent of employees being female, anyone in the company “advocating or even expressing apathy towards sexual assault” would not be accepted. Carlson said Ranco took full responsibility of the tweet.
“As a man of faith, believer in forgiveness, and longtime friend, it is my sincere hope that Rob with learn from this experience and go on to have a very successful career,” Carlson ends the statement.
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