Allan Brauer, the elected communications chair of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, California, is not a fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). When speechwriter and advisor to Cruz, Amanda Carpenter, took to Twitter to rally Republicans in the Senate to support a bill which would defund the Affordable Care Act, Brauer expressed his frustration with this sentiment in no uncertain terms.
“May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases,” Brauer wrote.
This sentiment ignited a firestorm on Twitter and many attacked Brauer for the inappropriateness of his comment.
Rather than retract or apologize, Brauer proceeded to justify his actions in a subsequent tweet.
Other organizations have highlighted Brauer’s propensity for making incendiary statements and using offensive language on Twitter to attack his political adversaries in the past.
On Friday, the House passed a resolution to fund the government which would defund “Obamacare” by 230-189 votes. The bill will now head to the Senate where it is not expected to pass in its present form.
UPDATE: After a number of tweets attacking the individuals who lashed out at Brauer for his offensive language, the Sacramento County Democratic official issued an apology to Carpenter.