Dem Resigns Over Controversial Comments About Christmas Parade Tragedy
In Illinois, the social media director of the Democratic Party of DuPage County resigned following controversial comments she made using the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal to mock the tragedy at the Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
As of Tuesday, Mary Lemanski had also deleted her Twitter account entirely. Previously, Lemanski had posted an article about a driver who plowed an SUV into a Christmas parade, killing multiple people and injuring dozens more, along with the caption, “It was probably just self-defense.”
Evidently, Lemanski was using the tragedy to mock Rittenhouse’s self-defense argument.
“Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,” Lemanski reportedly wrote in a separate post. According to Fox News, Lemanski describes herself as a student with the famed Second City comedy institution.
“The blood of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens, even the children,” she wrote.
“You reap what you sow, Wisconsin,” she tweeted.
Fox News saved screenshots of the tweets before Lemanski deleted her account.
The DuPage Democrats wrote a statement on their Twitter page regarding the matter.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Waukesha,” they wrote. “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,” they added.