Jay Townsend, a campaign spokesman for Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth, made headlines after posting a comment on Facebook in which he suggesting we “hurl some acid” at female Democratic senators. Townsend apologized on Sunday, and today, he resigned.
Said Hayworth in a statement Monday:
Jay Townsend has offered, and I have accepted, his resignation from his position with my campaign. Now let’s return to talking about issues that really matter to families: job creation, spending restraint and economic development.
On Sunday, Townsend apologized, calling his remarks “stupid” and “easily misconstrued.” The comment that sparked this whole incident was posted on the Facebook page “NY19 U.S. House of Representatives Discussion Center.” In response to another commenter, he wrote:
Listen to Tom. What a little bee he has in his bonnet. Buzz Buzz. My question today…when is Tommy boy going to weigh in on all the Lilly Ledbetter hypocrites who claim to be fighting the War on Women? Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector. http://freebeacon.com/senate-dems-betray-lilly/
The comments have since been removed.
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