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GOP Staffer Who Suggested Hurling Acid At Female Democratic Senators Resigns

By Annie-Rose Strasser on June 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

"GOP Staffer Who Suggested Hurling Acid At Female Democratic Senators Resigns"


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Jay Townsend, the GOP communications director for Rep. Nan Hayworth’s re-election campaign who said “let’s hurl some acid at those female Democratic senators” resigned today. According to The Hill, Hayworth released a statement saying, “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.” This is a shift from Hayworth’s initial defense of Townsend’s right to speak freely as a private citizen.

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