Tripathi’s contact information was later removed from Wight’s website, replaced by Wight’s press contact instead.
Despite several emails and a phone call, Tripathi did not return The Daily Caller’s request for comment.
Tripathi later posted a public apology to the people of New York on his ComfortablySmug account Tuesday evening, as well as word of his resignation from Wight’s campaign, pleading users not to judge his former boss by his own actions.
Wight announced Tuesday his acceptance of Tripathi’s resignation.
Public reaction on Twitter to Tripathi has been less than pleasant. Buzzfeed called him “Twitter’s Worse Villain”, while other Twitter users called him a “troll” and a “GOP Twitter villain.” Another user said Tripathi “needs a major nut punch.”
Reaction to Tripathi, however, has not been entirely hostile.
Several Twitter users expressed to The Daily Caller their disgust for the man, while equally defending what they believed to be his First Amendment right to speak freely.