The Alamosa County Republicans Facebook page issued an apology Saturday following a Facebook post that read, in part, “Republicans hate poor people because they think the dignity of man is above being poor.”
A tweet on the Alamosa Republicans account with the same message has not yet been deleted, while the post on the Facebook page has.
“Hate has no home here,” the apology post on the Alamosa Republicans Facebook page reads. They say the author “acted independently and without the concurrence of any other member of the Alamosa County Republicans.”
“The regrettable post was made with the intention of condemning poverty, not persons affected by poverty, and was not meant to insult anyone,” the apology goes on to say.
The original post read:
Out of self-respect--be Republican. Democrats love poor people because they think that poor people will vote Democrat. Republicans hate poor people because they think the dignity of man is above being poor.
The Alamosa Republicans Facebook page says the author of this post has resigned .
A screenshot of the tweet is below: