Politico Illinois Playbook reported that attorney Brian Burnswho is running as a Democrat against U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley in the 5th Districtwas being slammed for a vulgar tweet he posted in 2011.
Burns was referring to Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, posting, "Some cyberdyke was diddling with her balckberry [sic] at the dog-beach so Paxon peed on her foot a lil, u know .. to make an example of her." Cassidy responded, "And this actual dyke is here to piss all over your chances of ever becoming a member of Congress. You know, to make an example of people who think Trumpy comments like this are okay." Burns later deleted it.
In an interview with Playbook, Burns acknowledged the tweet was "offensive" and apologized for posting it, adding, "I deleted it because I don't want it to be a distraction going forward. We have a lot of issues facing the state and nation. Rep. Cassidy is a natural ally for most everything I'm working for and I'd love a chance to speak with her at some point about how we can work together."
[UPDATE: Burns has told Windy City Times that he was not specifically referring to Cassidy, and feels the tweet does not reflect who he is now.]