Jeb Bush Tech Officer Resigns Over Online Rants About Women, Gays, MLK

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February 11, 2015 8:57 a.m.
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The chief technology officer for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) political action committee was forced to resign late Tuesday after news websites uncovered his history of making inflammatory remarks online.

“The Right to Rise PAC accepted Ethan Czahor’s resignation today,” Bush’s potential 2016 group said in a statement, as quoted by the Huffington Post. “While Ethan has apologized for regrettable and insensitive comments, they do not reflect the views of Governor Bush or his organization and it is appropriate for him to step aside. We wish him the best.”

Czahor also acknowledged on Twitter that he’d left Bush’s PAC:

Shortly after Czahor’s hire was announced Monday, Buzzfeed surfaced several tweets from his account that referred to women as “sluts” and made derogatory comments about gay men. Czahor deleted the tweets at the request of the Right to Rise PAC and said on Twitter that he no longer found his past statements “funny or appropriate.”

Then on Tuesday, the Huffington Post published inflammatory remarks Czahor made about minorities on the website of a radio program he hosted while attending East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

HuffPost accessed the now-defunct website of “The Ethan Show” through an internet archive. In a 2008 blog post, Czahor praised Martin Luther King, Jr. for wearing pants that weren’t “sagging to his ankles” and for not speaking in “jibberish” or “slang.” He went on to argue that the civil rights icon wouldn’t have supported affirmative action programs and declared that “black parents need to get their sh@# together.”

Neither Czahor or Right to Rise PAC addressed those statements about minorities.

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