Travis Sarandos, a teacher in the Milwaukee Public School system, was placed on leave earlier this week after tweeting he hopes that Rush Limbaugh dies a painful death from cancer.
The longtime conservative talk radio host announced his advance lung cancer diagnosis earlier this week.
Sarandos, who teaches English at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, had replied to another tweet about Limbaugh and his diagnosis when he wrote, “limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful.” Mark Belling, a local radio talk show host in Milwaukee then called attention to the tweet on his show, sparking local and national outrage.
Milwaukee Public Schools eventually placed the teacher on leave pending an investigation.
Sarandos has since deleted his Twitter account. He is one of many liberals who took to social media to rejoice over the news of Limbaugh’s diagnosis.
Limbaugh’s critics have also been triggered by his being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, even though, as we’ve previously pointed out her at PJMedia, that Trump’s predecessor has awarded the same honor to Hollywood liberals with dubious credentials for the honor, and he even gave a posthumous Medal of Freedom to a sexual predator.
It will be interesting to see what the Milwaukee Public School system ultimately decides to do about Sarandos. I hate to think of this man being in a position to poison the minds of young people.
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis