One Wisconsin Republican’s past has caught up with him in a horrible way, and he has dropped out of the race for a state Assembly seat after admitting to using racist and homophobic slurs in social media messages, acccording to Talking Points Memo.
Jacob Dorsey, a 19-year-old who was running against Democratic state Rep. Deb Kolste for the Assembly seat, admitted to making the offensive comments, apologized and dropped out of the race on Tuesday, the news site notes.
According to TPM, in December 2013 Dorsey tweeted, “f—s need 2 leave my favorite state alone,” after a judge overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage.
However, that comment only scratched the surface of a trail of offensive messages he admitted to making across Twitter and YouTube. On YouTube, his comments included, “N—gers trash cars. I’m not selling my town car to one … ,” TPM reported, quoting NOManiac. He also voiced his hatred for the president, saying, “I hate Obama and the … national urban bastards.”
In a statement to The Gazette, Dorsey said, “I have decided to withdraw from the race due to insensitive remarks that have surfaced from years past,” according to TPM. “This race has been extremely hard on my family and myself.”
Although the race is over, he’ll be continuing his studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he was enrolled before he started his campaign.
Rock County, Wis.’s Republican Party, in the meantime, decried the comments attributed to the aspiring politican. “His comments have no place in our political discourse,” the party said in the statement, according to TPM. “The party was unaware of his comments when he announced his candidacy in May and when it provided a financial contribution to his campaign.”
Read more at Talking Points Memo.