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Senator Janssen staffer resigns over crude remark
"His resignation is appropriate." That's what Nebraska State Senator
and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Charlie Janssen said on his Twitter account Friday morning after the resignation of one of his staffers who called a female Lincoln senator the c-word on Facebook.
Field Director, Jeremy Jensen, made the comment to Senator Danielle Conrad in February.
Janssen tweeted this morning, "While Jeremy's most derogatory remark was made prior to joining my campaign, I am sorry that Senator Conrad had to endure this experience."
And then a minute later, "Jeremy remains a friend and a good man who will learn from this mistake. His resignation is appropriate."
Jensen had been a field worker for Janssen's campaign for a couple of weeks.
According to Nebraska Watchdog dot org, Jensen posted the Facebook message after a comment from Conrad about Governor Dave Heineman scrapping his plan to reform the state's income tax.
Up until today, Janssen had condemned the staffer's actions, but said he wouldn't fire him for it.
Thursday, Conrad talked to Watchdog about the incident saying Janssen's failure to respond to Jensen's actions, quote, "speaks volumes about the character and beliefs of both Mr. Jensen and Mr. Janssen."
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