PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator has used a profanity-laced tweet to defend a fellow state lawmaker in Texas after President Donald Trump joked about destroying the unnamed lawmaker’s career.
Trump told a Texas sheriff during a meeting at the White House on Tuesday that they could “destroy” the career of a Texas lawmaker who is trying to reform asset-forfeiture laws that critics say police abuse as a funding source. The comment was met with laughs in the room.READ MORE: North Park Pool Closed After Experiencing Power Issues
Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. Daylin Leach tweeted in response that he too opposes civil asset forfeiture and invited the Republican president to destroy his career. He also called Trump “loofa-faced” and used a profanity in comparing Trump’s appearance to a gibbon.READ MORE: Western Pa. Region Upgraded To Slight Risk Of Severe Weather
Leach’s post went viral and has been retweeted more than 10,000 times.Alabama To Make Stop In Pittsburgh As Part Of 50th Anniversary Tour
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