Democratic Illinois Rep. Jesus Chuy Garcia claimed that a Tweet sent from his account was tainted with profanities, and used a slur for mentally disabled persons was “unauthorized”.
A Twitter account called “Anarcho3D”, responded to Garcia’s tweet announcing his vote to ban semiautomatic rifles.
“I have never heard of him and I will not comply with his stupid law,” the account said. (RELATED: Reporter Who Accused GOP Candidate Of Praising Nazis Fired For Posting Offensive Tweets)
“You are borderline retarded,” Congressman Garcia’s account responded, “ya f*cking dipsh*t.”
In a since-deleted early morning tweet, Congressman @RepChuyGarcia (D) responds to @Anarcho3D saying that they wouldn’t comply with an assault weapons ban “even if his silly law passes.”
“You are borderline reed,” the Congressman wrote back.
“Ya fucking dipshit.” pic.twitter.com/2GV7j70FF9
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) July 30, 2022
Garcia’s spokeswoman issued a statement on the incident hours later, saying the tweet was “absolutely inappropriate.”
“Last night a member of Congressman Garcia’s staff posted an unauthorized tweet from the Congressman’s account using profanities and offensive language to individuals living with disabilities. “The language was completely inappropriate and incompatible with Congressman Garcia’s values and history,” read the statement.
Statement from Congressman Garcia’s Spokesperson, Fabiola Rodriguez-Ciampoli: pic.twitter.com/SyagCscHA0
— Congressman Chuy Garcia (@RepChuyGarcia) July 30, 2022
“The individual responsible will be held accountable and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken,” the statement concluded.