Ever wonder if there was any background checking that went into selecting campaign aides for Republican Party candidates? Now we know.
The campaign of San Diego Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio hired, and then fired mere hours later, a new campaign aide after racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic tweets were discovered online.
The former councilman of San Diego fired college student Blaise Hahs after tweets containing hashtags like “#smartniggaprobzz” and comments like “who wants to drink Vodka tonight? Must have a vagina though,” were discovered on his twitter timeline.
Really, he fits right in. The only reason the Republicans fired him is because he was honest.
To add an extra layer of irony, the DeMaio camp retweeted Hahs’ announcement that he’d been hired by the campaign. Hahs said that he had been “beyond stoked that I’ll be the regional political director for Carl DeMaio’s congressional campaign.”
DeMaio added “Welcome aboard.”
The minute he was brought aboard, his timeline became fair game for both reporters and the opposition. They discovered a treasure trove of goodies, ranging from a photograph of a baby monkey with the words “Kim and Kanye’s baby” and a picture of a condom package with the words “Israel, it’s still safe to come.” Hahs added his own comment to that, saying “F*ckin’ Jews.”
He captioned a tweet showing a sculpture of a man cringing naked with “B*tch, I said NO TEETH.”
In a statement made to UT San Diego, DeMaio spokesman David McCulloch said “After learning of this individual’s clearly offensive and inappropriate tweets, the offer of employment was rescinded.”
Let this be a lesson for the Republican Party: Background checks are you frie… wait, no they’re not. I’m sorry, carry on.