Wisconsin Governor Fires Campaign Aide For Racist Tweets
A Wisconsin governor under the Republican party has fired his campaign aide for sending out racist tweets. Taylor Palmisano had posted the tweets two years ago, but a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel only just now contacted Gov. Scott Walker about the bigoted remarks. Walker “immediately removed” Palmisano after learning of her remarks and made it clear it would not be tolerated.
Back in March 2011, Palmisano tweeted that she “will choke that illegal mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging f*cking chairs around and turn off your Walkman.” Friends of Scott Walker spokesman Jonathan Wetzel said that “both the Governor, and the campaign, condemn these insulting remarks which do not reflect our views in any way.”
Palmisano deleted both her Twitter and Facebook accounts after her racist comments went viral and has since apologized. “I deeply regret these offensive and irresponsible remarks,” she said. “I sincerely apologize and understand the consequences of making such unacceptable statements.”
However, this isn’t the first time that Walker has found himself in trouble for racist remarks that members of his team made. Last August, he removed Steven Krieser as his assistant deputy secretary at the state Department of Transportation after it was revealed that Kreiser made a Facebook post which compared illegal immigrants to Satan.
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