What to do if you’re a government economist who was publicly embarrassed after tweeting that Christians who support Religious Freedom Restoration Acts are Nazis? Why, pull out the Weiner defense and claim you were hacked! (RELATED: New York Post, UPI Twitter Accounts Hacked Simultaneously)
U.S. Department of Labor economist Elizabeth Ashack drew widespread condemnation for a tweet saying that “people in the red states vote for nazis [sic] to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them.” She deleted the tweet after the outrage, and also scrubbed her Twitter and Linkedin profile of any reference to her place of employment.
But on Monday, Ashack explained it was all because of a hacker:
That tweet was also deleted soon afterwards, but not before it drew ridicule from her critics.
State Department economist who tweeted that Christians were Nazis now claims she was hacked. Sure. http://t.co/QIYnNoitGh
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) March 30, 2015
— Elizabeth Asshacker (@GayPatriot) March 30, 2015
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) March 30, 2015
Trying to be clever for you progressive friends on Twitter and getting caught isn’t hacking… cc: @elizabethashack
— Scott Lofquist ن (@ScottLofquist) March 30, 2015