As Twitchy reported over the weekend, an attorney made himself famous by going above and beyond even a member of Congress when it came to freaking out over Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Title IX. Before his Twitter account vanished, Rob Ranco made it clear he’d be OK if DeVos were sexually assaulted.
— William Davis (@davis1988will) September 9, 2017
The price of Rob Ranco’s social media fame appears to be his employment with the Carlson Law Firm, according to Jenni Lee of KVUE. In a statement from the firm, Ranco was said to have crossed a line “that simply cannot be uncrossed.”
Robert Ranco, Round Rock attorney who made controversial tweet Friday about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has resigned from Carlson Firm. pic.twitter.com/iF8gobP9TF
— Jenni Lee (@JenniL_KVUE) September 11, 2017
Ranco had sent KVUE a statement apologizing for his “controversial” tweet, saying, “I hope that Secretary DeVos and anyone else who was offended, impacted, shocked by my actions … can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”
"Controversial Tweet" is a really mild way to say "expressed support for the rape of a woman." https://t.co/Yf05i26S6D
— Alex Welch (@awelch744) September 12, 2017
— Will Leamon (@ewleamon) September 12, 2017
life comes at you fast … https://t.co/Pz8OXpsb3w
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) September 12, 2017
I think I will tweet something stupid and then lose my job…..ok….good plan https://t.co/y8VnAYDYwt
— Sally Konn (@RealSallyKonn) September 12, 2017
You would think that people would learn that you keep the nasty thoughts on the inside and not posted on social media.
How many times? https://t.co/oiqTV7rDuX
— (((Fusilli Spock))) (@awstar11) September 12, 2017
— Bill Colbert (@bcolbert68) September 12, 2017
According to the website of his former employer, Ranco has a master’s degree in ethnomusicology, so he’ll land on his feet pretty soon.
Meet the latest frontrunner for Democrat 2020 nomination https://t.co/6GbrXzF2yN
— Victor (@VictorConservat) September 12, 2017
Editor’s note: The headline of this post has been edited to correct a typo.
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Hate-filled lawyer sends himself into full Twitter retreat after vile comment about Betsy DeVos https://t.co/nJzigBnFyn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 9, 2017