A Twitter battle raged Monday night after Minnesota GOP Secretary Chris Fields appeared to be trying to turn the suicide of comedian Robin Williams into a political pitch for a Republican candidate.
UPDATE: Fields has apologized. In a statement sent by the state GOP, he said:
“My comments were insensitive and inappropiate, and they clearly do not reflect the views of the Republican Party of Minnesota. I am sincerely sorry for his actions.”
The kerfuffle began Monday night with a tweet from Ellen C. Anderson, the DFL’s social media director, lamenting Williams’ death, saying:
“My cat’s nickname is Nanu Nanu. The world is lucky Robin Williams was able to share his genius with so many.”
how very 80’s. Want an economy like we had in 80’s under Reagan…Vote @Jeff4Gov tomorrow in the primary.
Jeff Johnson is the GOP-endorsed candidate in today’s four-way Republican primary for governor.
When someone wondered “Seriously?” Fields replied:
Yes! Bcuz real ppl who dont have millions are crushed by the policies of guilt ridden celebrity above all libs