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Attorney Who Tweeted He’d Be OK with Rape of Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos Has Resigned

Remember the TV show Kids Say the Darndest Things?

Clearly, American adults, including far too many who should clearly know better, say the most moronic things.


Take this guy…who happens to be an attorney, no less.

Obviously a screaming leftist (you’ll know why that conclusion can be safely drawn in just a sec), Robert Ranco of the Carlson Law Firm fired off a tweet this weekend (there’s that Twitter again) in which he said he’d be just fine if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos happened to be raped.

Say what?

Here is Ranco’s actual message posted on Twitter:

“I’m not wishing for it… but I’d be ok if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted.”


Fortunately the backlash was strong, and even came from both sides of the political dividing line, suggesting there may be a glimmer of hope for us yet. After meeting with his employer, who had been getting quite an earful, as you can imagine, the lawyer and his firm decided to part company. Ranco resigned.

As noted by The Washington Times, Carlson Law Firm founder Craig Carlson, in a statement, said, in part, “With over 150 employees – 75% or whom are women – anyone in our company advocating or even expressing apathy towards sexual assault is affront to all victims and a line that simply cannot be uncrossed.”

Ranco is also a part-time professor at Austin Community College District, and his employment there may be in jeopardy, as well. In an official statement, the school said:

“The recent social media comments made by a part-time employee on his personal page do not represent ACC’s vision, mission, and values. The college does not condone these comments and their sentiment. ACC is reviewing the situation and will take appropriate action.”

By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large