An Illinois Democrat has resigned from her post as social media director for a county-level party after claiming that the deadly incident in Waukesha, Wis., Saturday evening, in which someone plowed into a Christmas parade with an SUV, was “karma” for the verdict of not guilty in the Kyle Rittenhouse case the previous day.
“The blood of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens, even the children,” wrote Mary Lemanski, then-social media chief for the Democratic Pary in Dupage County, tweeted.
Mary Lemanski, the social media manager for the Democratic Party of DuPage County, Illinois, says the deadly #Waukesha Christmas parade incident is karma.
“The blood of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens, even the children.” pic.twitter.com/3WkzvSJu5J
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 22, 2021
According to Fox News, Lemanski’s name was removed from the organization’s webpage early Monday.
We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Waukesha.We are aware of statements made by a former member of our organization and find them to be incredibly insensitive and not in alignment of who we are as an organization. Our organization does not support hate in any form
— DuPage Democrats (@DuPage_Dems) November 22, 2021
Sommerkamp confirmed that the Twitter account which appeared to post the series of mocking tweets belonged to the same Mary Lemanski who had just resigned.
The DuPage Democrats Twitter account reportedly posted Lemanski’s statement of resignation, which Lemanski also posted on her own account.
The organization have distanced themselves from Lemanski’s comments and described her as a “former member of our organization.” There is no one currently listed as the party’s social media director on its staffing page.
“I’m sad anytime anyone dies. I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin,” Lemansky added.
Lemanski, whose Twitter profile says she is an acting student with the Second City Comedy Group, meanwhile mockingly referred to the SUV driver as fearing for his life and simply offering “help.” The remarks echoed Rittenhouse’s explanation that he shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum in August 2020 in self-defense, claiming he was present during a protest-turned-riot to offer people help.
Lemanski later deleted her tweets as they began to spread online, and shared a statement saying she had resigned from the social media role after making “some remarks that were not in good taste regarding the Waukesha tragedy”. She also claimed she would sue Fox News for harassment, as the outlet was the first to highlight the tweets.
This is an excerpt from Conservative Brief.
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