Pennsylvania state representative Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon) fired staffer Derek Greene this week, responding to public outrage surrounding dozens of racist and sexist statements the employee made over the last several years, the Centre Daily Times reports.
On Monday, a Pennsylvania biology professor named Randy Bennett launched a petition on Change.org calling for Greene to be fired; it quickly garnered hundreds of signatures. In pleading his case against the Republican political operative, Bennett aired his grievances in the form of since-deleted tweets, authored by Greene, disparaging women, LGBTQ communities, black people, and Asian Americans.
Using the now defunct Twitter handle @BIGD1434, Greene made the following observations, which originated between 2012 and 2015, and remained online for public consumption until this week:
If this dumb blonde doesn’t shut up I am going to strangle her. #NoJoke
Hahaha [pictorial of Sandra Fluke with Caption “This Cum Dumpster Requires so much birth control it must be subsized”]
Haha so true!! [picture of a couple with the caption that reads: “When girls say: Don’t judge me by past”, we know 2 things. 1) You used to be a whore. 2) You still are
Katie Couric is engaged again!! Congrats! YOU ARE A WHORE!
More cops are killed each year than African Americans killed by cops. #Fact
@RevJJackson has hurt the black community more than the KKK
@RevJJackson are you kidding me!? Racism is dead in America and you hurt the black community everyday!
This is why I hate asians
My teacher is Asian and I want to kill myself when he talks