A tweet from last Thurday, issued by Rob Ranco of the Carlson law firm in Austin, Texas, about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos:
This statement, issued Monday from the Carlson law firm:
For those of you who are wondering why this took so long, let me start by saying that this firm is a family and believe it’s up to me to show the same loyalty that I ask of my people. I wasn’t going to make a rash decision about a member of this family just to appease people on social media.
That said, I considered the health of everyone in our organization, promised my partners and my employees that we would act according to the values of our firm, and sat down to speak with Mr. Ranco.
In the end, we came to the same two conclusions:
With over 150 employees – 75% or whom are women – anyone in our company advocating or even expressing apathy towards sexual assault is affront to all victims and a line that simply cannot be uncrossed.
This has been an enormous distraction that has taken us away from the mission of our firm, which is to care for and help people.
Understanding and accepting this, Rob is taking full responsibility and choosing to resign.
As a man of faith, believer in forgiveness, and longtime friend, it is my sincere hope that Rob with learn from this experience and go on to have a very successful career.
Bye bye Rob. Now you can say anything you want about Secretary DeVos.
Incidentally, that chirping you heard between Ranco’s tweet and his apparently forced resignation, was the response from so-called women’s advocates to a major law firm lawyer saying he’d be OK with sexual assault against a woman.
Well, what should we expect? After all, it was a Republican woman with conservative views. So she would deserve being sexually assaulted, right?
The hypocrisy is as thick as frozen molasses.