T.J. L’Heureux, the deputy press secretary of Democrat Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly is apologizing for a disparaging social media post where she referred to police as “worthless f-ing pigs.”
T.J. said in a statement “I deeply regret my comment and apologize for what I wrote — I was wrong.”
“My comment does not reflect who I am or what I believe, and most importantly, it is not representative of what this campaign stands for. The language I used and the sentiment I conveyed do not belong in our political process, which is why I have deleted the tweet,” he added.
A Kelly spokesperson told Fox News “As the son of two police officers, Mark deeply respects those who serve in uniform to keep our communities safe. Our campaign values the public service, bravery and sacrifice of police officers across our nation. The tweet posted by a junior staff member is unacceptable and we are taking the appropriate action.”
Republican Senator Martha McSally, Kelly’s opponent said “These comments are disgusting and were made just one week before Mark Kelly hired this person, meaning he knew about it and was OK with it. It’s just further proof that Mark embraces extreme anti-law enforcement ideas and rhetoric. Anything he tries to say to the contrary is a bunch of hot air.”