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Democratic Communications Chair Tweets, Resigns

The communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County resigned Friday afternoon, following a series of vulgar tweets directed at a speechwriter for republican Senator Ted Cruz.

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SACRAMENTO –

This is the tweet that started it all: an aide to Texas Senator Ted Cruz cheering republican effort on gun control and Syria, promising that “we can defund Obamacare too!”

This on the same morning that the House actually did vote to defund the affordable care act. Even though experts say it has no chance in the democratic-controlled Senate, the thought must have been a little too much for Allan Brauer, the communications chairman of the Democratic Party of Sacramento.

He tweeted “may your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable disease.”

That tweet twerked the Twittersphere.

“I’m very appalled at the comments that were made. I find them completely unacceptable,” said Sacramento County Democratic Party Chairwoman Kerri Asbury.

As she was teaching in her special education classroom, the calls started coming in. Asbury couldn’t believe what she was being forced to react to.

“Iit’s just seems unreal to me,” Asbury said.

Brauer’s comments didn’t stop at one tweet.

After Cruz’s aide suggested he should be unfollowed, his thumbs got busy hurling an expletive at @amandacarpenter.

He went on to call Carpenter one of her boss’ pubic lice.

Brauer’s position with the Sacramento Democratic Party was a volunteer and he was tweeting as an individual from his own account.

Still, despite his resignation, and this tweeted apology, the party’s left with egg on its face.

FOX40 went to Brauer’s home to get his side of this tweet-tastrophe.

The man who had so much to say on line didn’t want to comment about the situation in person and didn’t want our chat at his door shown.

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Brauer’s Twitter profile.

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The communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County resigned Friday afternoon, following a series of vulgar tweets directed at a speechwriter for republican Senator Ted Cruz.

Allan Brauer’s tweets were called “appalling and inexcusable” by the DPSC chair Kerri Asbury, and faced a wave of online criticism.

“No matter what our political disagreements may be, wishing harm is never an acceptable response during heated public debate or any other time,” Asbury said in a written statement.

FOX40 went to Brauer’s home to get his side of this tweet-tastrophe.

The man who had so much to say online didn’t want to comment about the situation in person.

He also didn’t want his brief doorstep chat with reporter Sonseeahray Tonsall broadcast.

Read about Brauer’s tweets and his apology here.

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Allan Brauer, the communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, apologized Friday for a tweet he sent out earlier in the morning that wished death on the children of a speechwriter for republican Senator Ted Cruz.

Cruz speechwriter Amanda Carpenter tweeted enthusiastically about defunding the Affordable Healthcare Act, which the House voted in favor of Friday morning.

Then, Brauer fired back, saying, “May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”

Brauer later apologized, but not before calling Carpenter “one of Ted Cruz’s pubic lice.”

“I am truly sorry for my tweet. I was very upset and lashed out. Your kids are not fair game either. My apologies,” Brauer tweeted.

As of 12:45 p.m., the tweets were still up on Brauer’s timeline.

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