Well, gee. We thought so, too!
After all, Loring Wirbel, co-chair of the ACLU’s Colorado Springs chapter, deleted his Facebook post encouraging his followers to threaten to shoot Trump voters. And not only that, but he claims his remarks were taken out of context:
“It’s very clear that wasn’t my belief, that we shouldn’t do that type of thing. That was all put together with comments from a bunch of other elements from other comments on other threads and presented as one unified whole as though I was doing the one advocating that Trump supporters should be shot or anything, which is just not me. I don’t believe in violence against people,” he told KRDO.
Nice try, Loring. But it’s pretty “clear” what you meant by this:
— Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) December 10, 2015
And now that he’s been busted, he’s reportedly resigning his position with the ACLU:
— Daniel Cole (@Daniel_J_W_Cole) December 11, 2015
More from the Colorado Springs Gazette:
Wirbel told The Gazette Thursday night that the post wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.
“It was intended totally as a joke,” Wirbel said. “They are taking that stuff out of contest. It’s smear politics.”
Wirbel said he would never advocate for violence and that he sent in his resignation letter Friday, giving up his volunteer position with the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.
Oh Lord, please don’t let him be misunderstood.
— ACLU of Colorado (@ACLUofColorado) December 11, 2015