About a week ago a leftist lawyer in Round Rock, Texas made himself famous when he issued the following tweets attacking Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Now he’s probably wishing he had his anonymity back.
Last week Texas lawyer Rob Ranco tweeted this out to the world:
“I’m not wishing for it… but I’d be ok if [Betsy DeVos] was sexually assaulted,” Ranco wrote.
In a later tweet he actually defended his comment that DeVos should be raped by arguing, “Make the world more dangerous for my daughters – intentionally – and your well being is not my concern. Full stop.”
The leftwing lawyer eventually deleted both tweets but the Internet is forever and soon his words were being reposted everywhere.
After realizing that his tweets could negatively affect his life, Ranco sent the following message to local news outlet KVUE:
“My tweet from Friday was a mistake. I take full responsibility from it. It was my mistake and nobody else’s and I apologize. I’ll be working continuously moving forward to make it for my mistake. I hope that Secretary DeVos and anyone else who was offended, impacted, shocked by my actions that they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”
But by then it was too little, too late.
His employer was finally forced to get involved and after a few days of deliberation they announced that their law firm and Ranco would be parting ways.
Carlson Law Firm released the following statement to KVUE after Ranco’s resignation:
For those of you who are wondering why this took so long, let me start by saying that this firm is a family and believe it’s up to me to show the same loyalty that I ask of my people. I wasn’t going to make a rash decision about a member of this family just to appease people on social media.
That said, I considered the health of everyone in our organization, promised my partners and my employees that we would act according to the values of our firm, and sat down to speak with Mr. Ranco.
In the end, we came to the same two conclusions:
With over 150 employees – 75% or whom are women – anyone in our company advocating or even expressing apathy towards sexual assault is affront to all victims and a line that simply cannot be uncrossed.
This has been an enormous distraction that has taken us away from the mission of our firm, which is to care for and help people.
Understanding and accepting this, Rob is taking full responsibility and choosing to resign.
As a man of faith, believer in forgiveness, and longtime friend, it is my sincere hope that Rob with learn from this experience and go on to have a very successful career.
The law firm should have fired Ranco.
Ranco should have never tweeted what he did. He claims that he was upset as a father of two girls, but he should have remembered that as a father of girls that wishing sexual assault on any woman is wishing it on someone else’s daughter.
It was a sick, disgusting tweet and he deserved every ounce of negative attention that he received.