GOP Staffer Who Suggested Hurling Acid At Female Democratic Senators Resigns

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.