GOP Official Uses Robin Williams’ Death to Boost Candidate

Politico’s Glenn Thrush can step aside, we have a new entry for most befuddlingly inappropriate tweet-reaction to Robin Williams’ death.

Responding to a tweet from Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s social media director lamenting Williams’ passing, GOP Deputy Chair Chris Fields said if you liked Williams’ 80s work, you should vote for the candidate who would bring back Reagan’s 80s policies (Jeff Johnson is the GOP-endorsed candidate in today’s primary). Points for staying on message, I guess. (UPDATE 2:21 p.m.: Fields has since deleted the tweets; Minnesota City Pages screengrabbed the main one.)

Needless to say this was not the most popular tweet of the evening, though Fields continued to respond to his critics:

Even a former Republican staffer told him to STFU:

Fields, apparently, has a history of this stuff.

UPDATE 2:21 p.m.: Johnson has condemned the tweet:

[h/t Raw Story]

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