Texas' deputy attorney general, Andrew D. Leonie, has retired after Raw Story and Dallas News uncovered controversial posts he made about women on social media.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office confirmed Leonie's retirement in a statement made on Thursday afternoon.
"This afternoon, Andrew Leonie resigned his position with the Office of the Attorney General effective immediately," the statement reads. "The views he expressed on social media do not reflect our values. The OAG is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment."
Leonie's Facebook reflected his retirement shortly before the AG's office confirmed it.
#Breaking: Still no response from @TXAG, but Andrew D. Leonie's FB was updated 20 minutes ago to say he's "retired.… https://t.co/mIIxwhgjcK— Lauren McGaughy 🌟 (@Lauren McGaughy 🌟) 1513290240.0