Ethan Czahor, the chief technology officer for Jeb Bush’s “Right to Rise PAC,” resigned Tuesday for “regrettable and insensitive comments” he made years ago online.
“The Right to Rise PAC accepted Ethan Czahor’s resignation today,” said Kristy Campbell, a spokeswoman for the former Florida governor, CNN reported. “While Ethan has apologized for regrettable and insensitive comments, they do not reflect the views of Gov. Bush or his organization and it is appropriate for him to step aside. We wish him the best.”
Mr. Czahor first made headlines Monday when it was reported he had been scrubbing old tweets from his profile that linked to his now-defunct blog. The comments were not made public, but websites such as Buzzfeed captured screenshots of some tweets referring to “sluts” and gay men.
Mr. Czahor also came under fire for comments thanking Martin Luther King Jr. for not wearing baggy pants or talking like a rapper during a January 2008 taping of the radio program “The Ethan Show” at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, The Huffington Post reported.
Before his resignation, Mr. Czahor tweeted Monday: “[I] deleted some old jokes i made years ago that i no longer find funny or appropriate. #learning #maturing.”
“[I] only hope that my recent news won’t dissuade future techies from entering politics, regardless of political affiliations/backgrounds,” he added Tuesday. “[A]nd i’ve resigned my role at right to rise. best of luck to everyone there, and i apologize in advance to whoever fills my position.”