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GOP staffer hammers Kriesel on Twitter for marriage amendment stance

State Rep. John Kriesel, who’s not running for re-election and has been championing some moderate views even though he’s a Republican, got hammered on Twitter Thursday for his opposition to the marriage amendment.

The Star Tribune’s Rachel Stassen-Berger chronicled the action between Bob Koss, a state Senate Republican staffer, and Kriesel, who’s now got a job in Anoka County as the veterans services officer.

It included some very harsh words and ended a few hours later with an apology from Koss. Lots of folks chimed in to support Kriesel.

Kriesel is quite an active tweeter and gets involved in some interesting sparring that often is made public.

Last week there was the exchange with Andy Parrish, the former Michele Bachmann aide who’s now deputy campaign manager for Minnesotans for Marriage.

And last fall, Bernard Berrian of the Vikings took offense at a Kriesel tweet about the team’s poor performance. Berrian told Kriesel, who lost both of his legs in a bomb explosion in Iraq, to “sit down n shut up.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Chris Finke on 11/02/2012 - 12:33 pm.

    I believe the word you’re looking for is “harasses,” not “hammers.”

  2. Submitted by Laura Clise on 11/05/2012 - 07:44 am.

    Important perspective for conservatives to consider!

    The link below was penned by a Carleton professor and alum and reflects a not yet articulated perspective that hopefully will resonate with some conservatives – please help to share the argument that it’s critical for the sake of continuing the conversation regarding marriage equality to vote “no” on Amendment 1!

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