Despite being held in his apartment, Richard Spencer's post-Charlottesville press conference seems to have captured the attention of a sheriff in California's East Bay.
According to the East Bay Times, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office retweeted video from Spencer's apartment conference on Monday night.
“I’m reading up on recent events, and preparing for the upcoming rally in Berkeley, trying to get ready for the possibility of conflict,” Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly told the East Bay Times. “I clicked a link that took me to a presser, then tried to close it by hitting buttons.”
The claim of error, however, didn't stop Twitter from exploding with outrage (and, at times, hilarity), especially in light of accusations of racism leveled against the Charlottesville police department.
Check out some of the best responses below.
Alameda County, California is the 7th most populous county in the US and is majority PoC. The Sheriff's Office ove… https://t.co/5DO1KZiOsK— ✪𝓙𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝓢𝓪𝓲𝓷𝓽-𝓕𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓬✪ (@✪𝓙𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝓢𝓪𝓲𝓷𝓽-𝓕𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓬✪)1502783547.0
In which the Alameda County Sheriff's Department retweets a neo-Nazi speech: https://t.co/2nTe3QJ4Gs— Marlow Stern (@Marlow Stern)1502778626.0
@davidcolburn Alameda County has a problem and it's name is Sheriff Ahern.— Count Marcula (@Count Marcula)1502780658.0
Alameda County Sheriff really thinks people out here are dumb.— ADDRESS ME AS CHAMP!! 🏆 (@ADDRESS ME AS CHAMP!! 🏆)1502825492.0
Hey, @ACSOSheriffs Can we get some context as to why you retweeted a press conference from a white nationalist? https://t.co/XSL6BdHeoj— Brian Krans (@Brian Krans)1502775789.0
Holy shit. Alameda County Sheriff's Office (7th largest county in the US) retweeted Richard Spencer. Cops blatantly… https://t.co/FeNtT8CJYB— sreekar (@sreekar)1502777130.0