Republicans call for Rep. Ryan Winkler to resign following "Uncle Thomas" tweet
|We'd imagine Winkler hasn't been smiling too much the past 24 hours.|
THE BACKSTORY: Rep. Ryan Winkler says he thought "Uncle Tom" meant "turncoat"
Yet some Republicans believe Democratic Golden Valley Representative Ryan Winkler's ill-considered "Uncle Thomas" tweet should mark the end of his six-year tenure in office.
Yesterday, former Florida Congresman-turned-Fox News personality Allen West, ex-Minnesota for Marriage brain wizard and Bachmann chief of staff Andy Parrish, and 2012 MNGOP
Here's West's (inaccurate) tweet (Paula Dean was actually fired) calling for Winkler's resignation (it's been retweeted more than 1,000 times as of this morning):
Parrish was so worked up over "Uncle Thomas," he actually wanted to protest outside Winkler's home:told political reporter Pat Kessler that Winkler should resign from the legislature and characterized the "Uncle Thomas" tweet as "offensive and hurtful."
If Paula Deen must resign so should MN Rep Winkler.Didn't know Uncle Tom is racist slur?I'm sick of liberal hypocrisy http://t.co/X8qNZBqH3O-- Allen West (@AllenWest) June 25, 2013
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Remember back when @RepRyanWinkler had a promising political future? It seems like only yesterday. Oh wait, it was.-- ChadTheElder (@ChadTheElder) June 26, 2013