Tuesday's HOT MIC

Tuesday's HOT MIC

You can't fire him -- he quits!

Round Rock attorney resigns following Betsy DeVos tweet.

What a jerk.

The tweet, which was posted by Robert Ranco, a partner with the Carlson Law Firm, read, “I’m not wishing for it...but I’d be ok if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted. #SexualAssault #TitleIX.”

The tweet caught the eyes of national news outlets like the Washington Times and Breitbart, as well as Twitter users who snapped screenshots before the account was locked and then deleted.

Law firm managing partner Craig Carlson announced in a statement Monday that Ranco resigned.

“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,” Carlson said.

Carlson stated that with over 75 percent of employees of whom are women, anyone in the company “advocating or even expressing apathy towards sexual assault” would not be accepted. Carlson said Ranco took full responsibility of the tweet.

If Twitter still has one redeeming feature, it's that it remains the fastest known method for antisocial human beings to fully reveal their terrible true selves to the public.