When explaining her decision to reevaluate Title IX guidelines as they pertain to sexual assault on college campuses, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said: “Every survivor of sexual misconduct must be taken seriously. Every student accused of sexual misconduct must know that guilt is not predetermined.”
The Obama administration’s changes to Title IX have been criticized for, among other things, substantially lowering the burden of proof as it pertains to sexual assault, as well as denying elements of due process to the accused.
However, many progressives are lashing out at DeVos because they hate her, and also rape culture and stuff.
Perhaps the most grotesque attack came when Rob Ranco, a Texas attorney, tweeted Friday that “I'm not wishing for it … but I'd be ok if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted. #Sexual Assault #TitleIX.”
The Washington Times reports that in several other tweets (condensed for this publication), Ranco wrote: “Perhaps Betsy doesn’t understand how horrible rape is. She’s made the world more dangerous for my daughters. I need her to understand,” and “Make the world more dangerous for my daughters — intentionally — and your well being is not my concern. Full stop.”
Ranco's additional tweets don't make his first one any less vile.
In the wake of the overwhelming negative response, Ranco locked his Twitter profile, then deleted it.
Many on social media are calling for the attorney to be fired from The Carlson Law Firm, where he is a partner, or even disbarred:
As of this publication, the law firm’s Twitter account has also been locked, though Ranco is still listed on the official website’s “Team” section.
A petition, which currently boasts nearly 2,200 signatures, has also been started in an effort to get the attorney disbarred.