After I reported that Stan Solomon, the campaign manager for Republican teabagger Marvin Scott's 7th congressional campaign, has been tweeting incredibly offensive anti-gay and xenophobic statements, Indiana Stonewall Democrats issued a statement calling for Solomon's termination.
The Scott campaign, long mired in anti-Muslim bigotry itself, has indicated they are considering cutting Solomon loose. Scott told WISH-TV 8 [CBS]:
"I don't know what he wrote, so I can't comment on it. But I do want to say I apologize to that community," said Scott. "I'm disappointed to hear this, and I am taking steps to remedy that."
Asked what remedies he's considering Scott answered, "I wouldn't like to say that, but it's the way any administrator would act when there's a loose cannon on the ship."
Watch the WISH-TV report after the jump and look for the candidate's responses. He actually seems shocked and automatically apologizes - albeit to "that community." I love the reporter's question at the end. "Will Marvin Scott fire his unpaid volunteer campaign manager?" Sadly, she doesn't give Bilerico credit even though she's holding a copy of my post in her hands as she interviews Scott.
Read ISD's statement after the jump too; it's well worth the read. You can also see other screenshots of the tweets here.