Legislative Staffer Bob Koss Fired After Twitter Fight with Republican John Kriesel

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Bob Koss, a Minnesota Senate Republican legislative assistant was fired because he got in a fight and used profanity on Twitter to criticize Republican John Kriesel on his views against the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

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Bob Koss, a Minnesota Senate Republican legislative assistant was fired because he got in a fight and used profanity on Twitter to criticize Republican John Kriesel on his views against the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

The anti-amendment group ‘Minnesotans United for All Families’ is using video of Kriesel’s speech in a TV ad that apparently enraged Koss who went on Twitter to take it on with Kriesel.

Koss’ Twitter Account has since been removed and his tweets can’t be accessed now. But some of Koss’ tweets went as follows:

“Wow, so the piece of —— representative confirmed by long standing belief.”

 “Go ahead and play your veterans card to shreds as you’ve done. You’re a self serving SOB and I pity you.”

Kriesel responded to Koss’ tweet with a profanity (he later deleted that comment). The fight got ugly and way out of hand.

The fight got a lot of attention, as was expected and landed Koss in hot waters. Within 24 hours of the sparring, the fight between the two got so much attention that it cost him his job.

Bob Koss apparently apologized to Kriesler, “I want to say I’m sorry for how this evolved. It’s very personal to me but I approached it in the wrong way. God bless.”

But it didn’t do much good. Kriesler Responded:

What Kriesel thinks about the whole fiasco and the criticism on his views?

Twitter user Brea Atkinsonconcluded the whole scenario best in her tweet:

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