Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Buzzfeed Report: Flake Apologizes for Son's Racist and Anti-Gay Tweets

Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM

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  • BuzzFeed Politics

BuzzFeed gets a scoop on racist and anti-gay tweets from the teenaged son of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake:

Sen. Jeff Flake’s high school-aged son Tanner used twitter to threaten the “faggot” who stole his bike that he “will find you, and … will beat the crap out of you,” joked about an acquaintance stealing one-liners because he’s Jewish, and went by the name “n1ggerkiller” in an online game.

“I’m very disappointed in my teenage son’s words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity. This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well,” Sen. Flake said in a statement to BuzzFeed.

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