Back in December 2013 Jacob Dorsey, a Republican challenging incumbent Democratic State Rep. Rep. Deb Kolste in the 44th Assembly district, tweeted out his response to a U.S. Circuit Court’s rejection of Utah’s request to stop same-sex marriages. Here’s the tweet.
After his hateful tweet was publicized, Dorsey issued an apology to the Janesville Gazette in which he said, “I regret using unacceptable and hurtful language on social media last year and sincerely apologize for doing so.” Dorsey also protected his Twitter feed so that only those he approves can see his tweets, leaving me to wonder what kind of hateful comments he has made – or will make moving forward. After all, someone who’s learned a lesson about using “unacceptable and hurtful language” shouldn’t need to protect his tweets from prying eyes.
Jacob Dorsey’s hateful tweet is proof positive that for every Justin Moralez who’s trying to move the Republican Party towards tolerance and wider acceptance, there’s a Jacob Dorsey who wants to continue dragging the Republican Party towards bigotry and irrelevance.