Spokesman for Texas attorney general mocks Kavanaugh accuser online — then deletes posts after he’s busted
Texas AG spokesman Marc Rylander poses for a recent photo with Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ in Austin/Screenshot

A former pastor working as the spokesman for Texas attorney general Ken Paxton retweeted statements mocking the woman who says she survived an attempted sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Dallas Morning News reported.


Marc Rylander tweeted the statements mocking Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, during work hours from an account he uses to do official business.The two tweets were written by New York-based radio personality Mark Simone. One was deleted a few hours after it appeared, the Morning News reports.

Rylander is the second Paxton aide to make offensive statements about sexual misconduct in recent months.

[caption id="attachment_1353570" align="alignnone" width="515"] Rylander's offensive retweets/Screenshot[/caption]

In December, Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew D. Leonie had to resign after calling #MeToo women "pathetic."

Paxton is facing a re-election fight in November general election and has been indicted on three felony counts of fraud and violating state securities laws. He faces up to 99 years in prison but will not be tried before the election.