UPDATE: The ACLU of Colorado has accepted Wirbel’s resignation, distancing itself from his comments saying, “members, supporters, and volunteers on their own personal social media sites should not be mistaken for endorsements or official statements of the ACLU of Colorado.” The ACLU statement also referred to him as a “regional volunteer”, according to the Washington Times.
Colorado ACLU Board Member Loring Wirbel is now denying that he urged his Facebook followers to shoot supporters of Donald Trump before they could elect him president.
Here’s the lame excuse he provided KRDO:
“It’s very clear that wasn’t my belief, that we shouldn’t do that type of thing. That was all put together with comments from a bunch of other elements from other comments on other threads and presented as one unified whole as though I was doing the one advocating that trump supporters should be shot or anything, which is just not me. I don’t believe in violence against people.”
Trouble is, that’s not clear at all.
— The Mad Hessian (@TheMadHessian) December 10, 2015
As a matter of fact, Wirbel defended his comments about Trump’s supporters to his Facebook buddies when he originally posted the comment on Monday.
“But see, most people don’t even know what reason is. They don’t use anything other than the lower brain and would no more make decisions based on logical conclusions than choose milk based on a theme song. The base of the Republican Party is unfamiliar with a cortex.”
Interestingly, Wirbel didn’t remove the posts and deny making them until the Daily Caller reported it Thursday night. We’re not buying his excuse, and neither should the ACLU, which should demand an apology. For the complete rundown of his post, check out the Daily Caller.