SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 18, 2020 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Kelly Campaign Spokesman Apologizes

T.J. L'Heureux, Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly's deputy press secretary, called police "worthless f–ing pigs" in a tweet posting. This week, under pressure from the campaign, he apologized saying "I deeply regret my comment and apologize for what I wrote. My comment does not reflect who I am or what I believe. I have deleted the tweet."

Afterward L'Heureux lamented what he called "the disturbing trend in our society that forces a person to have to apologize for his personal opinions. It's not as if I was tweeting something that any loyal Democrat would disagree with, but the climate of hate incited by Republicans is stifling free speech in an unprecedented way."

The Deputy Press Secretary went on to point out that "Twitter did not block my tweet nor lock my account for this so-called offensive remark. I admit that I am encouraged that the concept of free speech is stil
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