Professor fired over Harvey ‘instant karma’ tweet for Texas!
A Florida college fired a professor Tuesday for saying Hurricane Harvey was “karma” for Texas because it supported Donald Trump.
The University of Tampa sent sociology instructor Kenneth Story packing after his Twitter comment Sunday.
“We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused,” according to a university statement.
“Storey has been relieved of his duties at UT, and his classes will be covered by other sociology faculty.”
The university said Tampa is in the heart of hurricane country and knows full well the destructive power of Mother Nature.
“As Floridians, we are well aware of the destruction and suffering associated with tropical weather,” according to the university’s statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
Storey had tweeted: “I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”
He apologized Monday, although it turned out to be too little, too late to save his job.
“I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group,” he tweeted. “I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly.”
Storey also apparently lost sight of the fact that the Lone Star State actually showed surprisingly strong support for Hillary Clinton this past November.
While Trump took Texas’ 38 electoral votes, 52 percent to 43 percent, the former first lady sliced nearly 7 percentage points of her party’s margin of loss in 2012.
It was the best Democratic presidential showing in Texas since her husband came within 5 points of Bob Dole in 1996.
Hillary Clinton won Harris County, which includes storm-ravaged Houston, 53.9 percent to 51.6 percent, over Trump in November.
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