Staffer for NY Mayoral Candidate Resigns Over Offensive Tweets

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 09:40 PM

By Greg Richter

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A staffer for New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has resigned after The New York Post uncovered offensive tweets about Jews, women, and the police.

Anthony “Tony” Baker posted tweets under the Twitter name “Hyman Doodlesack” about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visited the United Nations in 2012, The Post reported.

Baker tweeted on March 5 that “AIPAC makes me want to be a Nazi,” referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

In June, Baker sent an offensive tweet regarding Jews and homosexuals.

The staffer also targeted de Blasio’s Democratic opponent for mayor, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, over her pro-choice stance.

Lasat August Baker tweeted “kill the police," while sending positive tweets for his boss, a public advocate in New York.

“Nothing can excuse anti-Semitic remarks and vulgar insults about women. I am disgusted and shocked by these outrageous comments,” de Blasio told The Post.

Baker began working as an unpaid volunteer in de Blasio’s public advocacy office a year ago, and was making $15,600 per year as a part-time employee when he resigned, The Post reported.

While he volunteered in de Blasio’s mayoral campaign, he made $500 per month working for the Fund for Public Advocacy, a nonprofit conrolled by de Blasio.

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