Wow. As we reported yesterday, Scott Walker’s new digital media strategist, Liz Mair, was under fire by some conservatives and Republicans in Iowa over past statements she made regarding The Hawkeye state.
And now she has resigned from the Walker campaign because of it…
Only a day after being announced as an aide to Gov. Scott Walker’s political operation, Liz Mair told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she was resigning. Mair took considerable heat for her frank Twitter criticism of Iowa’s early role in the presidential nomination process.
“The tone of some of my tweets concerning Iowa was at odds with that which Gov. Walker has always encouraged in political discourse,” Mair said in a statement to the AP in which she announced her immediate resignation. “I wish Gov. Walker and his team all the best.”
“Morons across America are astounded to learn that people from *IOWA* grow up rather government-dependent. #agsubsidies #ethanol #brainless,” she tweeted on Jan. 22.
Two days later, she fired another missive against the Hawkeye State’s political status.
“The sooner we remove Iowa’s frontrunning status, the better off American politics and policy will be,” Mair tweeted on Jan. 24.
Mair took to Twitter early this morning to explain the decision and defend herself from critics:
As for what’s next, Mair says not to worry:
She has more over on her timeline, including her thoughts on why Iowa shouldn’t be the first state to vote on the GOP nominee.