On Friday last week, an Austin, Texas, lawyer logged on to his Twitter account to criticize Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for calling Title IX a “failed system” that needed to be replaced. That rule has been used and abused on college campuses to falsely accuse male students of rape and that’s exactly what he wished upon DeVos.
Robert Ranco tweeted:
Nobody believes he wasn't "wishing" for it.
By Monday, Ranco resigned from Carlson Law Firm and the company released the following statement:
For those of you who are wondering why this took so long, let me start by saying that this firm is a family and believe it's up to me to show the same loyalty that I ask of my people. I wasn't going to make a rash decision about a member of this family just to appease people on social media.
That said, I considered the health of everyone in our organization, promised my partners and my employees that we would act according to the values of our firm, and sat down to speak with Mr. Ranco.
In the end, we came to the same two conclusions:
With over 150 employees - 75% or whom are women - anyone in our company advocating or even expressing apathy towards sexual assault is affront to all victims and a line that simply cannot be uncrossed.
This has been an enormous distraction that has taken us away from the mission of our firm, which is to care for and help people.
Understanding and accepting this, Rob is taking full responsibility and choosing to resign.
As a man of faith, believer in forgiveness, and longtime friend, it is my sincere hope that Rob with learn from this experience and go on to have a very successful career.
Ranco has apologized for his “mistake” and promised to “take full responsibility.”
“I hope that Secretary DeVos and anyone else who was offended, impacted, shocked by my actions that they can find it in their hearts to forgive me,” Ranco said.
Good thing a ton of feminists have rallied around DeVos and defended her against such vile patriarchy. Oh, wait, they didn’t.