Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona is apologizing for the repugnant behavior of his son Tanner according to Yahoo News.
Tanner in February and March was seen posting various anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist posts on both his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Check out examples below:
“To the f—-t who stole my dirt bike from the church parking lot, I will find you, and I will beat the crap out of you”
“I’m down to own some f—-ts”
“Say something hilarious, and I guarantee that … will say it louder and get all the credit. Jew”
Tanner reportedly also used the screen name “N1—-killer” in an on-line gaming account. His Facebook posts and twitter posts were also reportedly filled with the use of “f—-t” and “n—-r”.
Tanner’s father, a devout Mormon, released a statement apologizing for his son’s behavior after people began to remark on his son’s upbringing and question Senator Blake’s true beliefs.
The statement reads, “This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well.”
Do you think Tanner developed these beliefs on his own? Or did he possibly learn it from his family?