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American Crossroads Apologizes For Tweet Suggesting Alcohol Involvement In John Bryson Crashes

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American Crossroads, GOP-aligned super PAC founded by Karl Rove, apologized for a tweet Monday morning suggesting that alcohol was involved in the hit-and-run incidents Sunday involving Secretary of Commerce John Bryson.

"How does @CommerceSec have 3 car crashes in 5 minutes and alcohol NOT be involved? #Skills," tweeted Crossroads. (Here's a screenshot from Center For American Progress Communications Director Josh Dorner.)

American Crossroads took it down -- at about the same time the Commerce Department said he had suffered a seizure, according to ABC News -- and apologized:

American Crossroads
Earlier Bryson tweet with hashtag attempted levity (before facts known) and failed miserably. We took it down and regret the tweet.

Bryson was cited for felony-hit-and-run in two car crashes that took place Saturday in the Los Angeles area. He has not been charged with a crime. Bryson was found unconscious in his car and taken to a hospital for injuries.

The Commerce Department said Monday that he had suffered a seizure and has since returned to Washington.

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