Rep. Halsey Beshears disconnects Twitter account after #Haters hashtag kerfluffle

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Over the weekend, Representative Halsey Beshears earned a barrage of negative tweets after responding to a constituent’s critical tweet with a “#haters” hashtag.

Wakulla resident and Democratic Women’s Club member Diane Wilson received the following email notification that indicated Beshears had sent her a follow up tweet with an apparent apology:

Representative Beshears appears to have disconnected his Twitter account after sending the early morning apology.

Ironically, several constituents, including Diane Wilson, also thanked Beshears via Twitter this weekend for his “no” vote on the HB 867, known to opponents as the Parent Trigger Bill.

Via Dr. Rachel Sutz Pienta.

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