Minnesota Democrat Quits Race After Posting DUMB TWEET ABOUT ISIS
Democrat Dan Kimmel ended his campaign for the Minnesota state house Sunday when he sparked outrage for a tweet he wrote about ISIS.
The Star Tribune reported:
Burnsville DFLer abruptly quits state House race after tweeting ‘ISIS isn’t necessarily evil’
A Burnsville DFLer’s campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS “isn’t necessarily evil” and is “made up of people doing what they think is best for their community.”
The Twitter posting Saturday by Dan Kimmel, coming as the world’s emotions remain raw from Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, brought swift rebuke from others on Twitter. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called for Kimmel to give up his campaign.
“I’m folding up the campaign tent,” Kimmel told the Star Tribune. He later issued a written apology and called his tweet “stupid,” adding that it’s probably best for him to “shut up” for the time being.
Kimmel said in the interview that the posting “was not interpreted as I intended. It was so badly misinterpreted.” He added that he was dropping out of the race “to remove the ick” from his party.
At least he did the right thing by dropping out.