R.I Democratic Party consultant’s tweet concerning Sen. Lindsey Graham covid diagnosis faces backlash
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – A strategist and consultant for the Rhode Island Democratic Party is facing outrage online after an alleged tweet was made regarding South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
Senator Graham had recently become the first vaccinated senator to test positive for coronavirus, prompting other lawmakers to get tested.
In the tweet posted by Kate Coyne-Mccoy, it says “It’s wrong to hope he (Graham) dies from Covid right? Asking for a friend. #CovidIsNotOver #LindseyGraham.
Rhode Island House Minority Leader Blake Filippi is asking house democrats to demand her resignation.
“I made a mistake. I used poor judgement which I obviously regret”, said Coyne-McCoy in a follow-up tweet.
The tweet has over 1,500 comments and 100 retweets as of 10:30 Tuesday morning.