Rep. Chuy Garcia later blamed the tweet on a member of his employees
In a foul-mouthed tirade, Illinois Rep. Chuy Garcia referred to as a critic of a lately handed gun management invoice “borderline retarded,” and a “f**king dips**t.” The Chicago Democrat then promised to self-discipline the staffer he claimed despatched the “completely inappropriate” tweet.
Garcia, who describes himself as a “Progressive Chicagoan,” voted on Friday to ban so-called ‘assault weapons,’ a class of firearms that Democrats say encompasses all semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with high-capacity magazines and “navy options.”
When Garcia tweeted about his vote, an nameless Twitter account with simply over 750 followers declared that he “by no means even heard of this man and I received’t comply even when his foolish regulation passes.”
Garcia responded with a tirade of abuse, tweeting “You’re borderline retarded, ya f**king dips**t.”
Rep. Chuy García (D-IL) tweeted profanities and a slur in response to a random Twitter account with 531 followers who trolled him. pic.twitter.com/LUjqWnDoxd
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) July 30, 2022
“Did I make the nugatory little congressman upset?” the nameless poster responded, earlier than Garcia deleted each his unique tweet and his lewd response.
Whereas Garcia’s supporters urged him to face by his profane tweet, his spokeperson issued a press release on Saturday explaining that the “unauthorized” outburst was posted by a member of the Illinois congressman’s employees, and that “profanities and offensive language to people dwelling with disabilities” are “inconsistent with Congressman Garcia’s historical past, values, and character.”
“The person accountable might be held accountable and applicable disciplinary motion might be taken,” the assertion concluded.
Garcia’s vote will in the end matter little in relation to really making the gun management invoice regulation. The invoice narrowly handed the Home with 217 votes to 213, with two Republicans crossing social gathering strains to assist it, and 5 Democrats defecting to oppose. It wants 60 votes within the Senate to succeed in President Joe Biden’s desk, an unlikely prospect contemplating each events maintain 50 seats within the higher chamber, and it’s unclear whether or not the measure even has the assist of all 50 Democrats.
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