A professor at Austin Community College has resigned from his law firm after he sparked outrage when he tweeted that he’d be “OK” if Education Secretary Betsy Devos was sexually assaulted, 100% Fed Up reports.
Rob Ranco, a partner at the Carlson Law Firm, posted the shocking tweet on Friday, but it has since been deleted along with his Twitter account.
He wrote: “I’m not wishing for it… but I’d be ok if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted. #SexualAssault #TitleIX”
Ranco’s remarks were his response to the Trump administration’s plan to make changes to how sexual assault cases are adjudicated on campus.
The backlash caused by the controversial tweet led him to resign from his position at the law firm on Monday. He later said the tweet was “a mistake.”
In a statement, the school’s spokesperson said it “does not condone these comments and their sentiment.”