Keeping It Classy: Democratic Official Wishes ‘Painful’ Death On Ted Cruz Aide’s Children

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On Friday, Sacramento, Calif., Democratic  Party communications director Allan Brauer told an aide to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) via Twitter that he hoped her children “die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”

The exchange occurred after Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter tweeted: “GOP beat gun control, changed Obama’s mind on Syria, is holding the line on amnesty. We can defund Obamacare, too!”

Here’s how it played out:

When Carpenter called him out, Brauer embarked on a hate filled and childish Twitter tirade:

He then went on the defensive, sort of:

After a social media backlash, Brauer apologized for wishing death on the children of his political rival:

California Democratic Party spokesman Tenoch Flores later issued a statement saying, essentially, that the biggest problem with attacks like Brauer’s is that it lets people like Cruz “off the hook.”

“The problem with this kind of rhetoric is that it lets fringe characters—those who are actively trying to shut down the government—like Ted Cruz, off the hook. It’s never acceptable to wish physical harm against political opponents, regardless of how objectionable their policy priorities are.”

Keep it classy, Democrats.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.