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.
“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:
@bobkoss what you said about me "playing my veterans card" was beyond classless. Can't say crazy stuff then just magically retract it.— John Kriesel (@johnkriesel) November 2, 2012
What Kriesel thinks about the whole fiasco and the criticism on his views?
I should write another book with the crazy emails I get about my marriage amendment stance. Last one asked me if I'm a "closet homosexual."— John Kriesel (@johnkriesel) November 6, 2012
I retweet idiots for fun, but they don't bother me. I've been through way too much in my life to let a couple people ruin my day.— John Kriesel (@johnkriesel) November 2, 2012
Twitter user Brea Atkinsonconcluded the whole scenario best in her tweet: