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Jeb Bush Staffer Resigns After Controversial Comments Come To Light

02/10/2015 09:08 pm ET | Updated Feb 10, 2015
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's new staffer has resigned after reports shed light on his past inflammatory remarks.

Ethan Czahor, who was recently hired as the chief technology officer of Bush's political action committee, Right to Rise, stepped down from the post on Tuesday after his past remarks on Twitter and his blog drew ire.

"The Right to Rise PAC accepted Ethan Czahor's resignation today," the group said in a statement. "While Ethan has apologized for regrettable and insensitive comments, they do not reflect the views of Governor Bush or his organization and it is appropriate for him to step aside. We wish him the best."

Czahor tweeted about his resignation Tuesday evening:

After Time reported on Bush hiring the co-founder of Hipster.com to help prepare for the former governor's potential 2016 presidential run, BuzzFeed found that Czahor had deleted a number of offensive tweets from his personal account. The tweets, written between 2009 and 2011, referred to women as "sluts" and made derogatory comments about gay men.

“Governor Bush believes the comments were inappropriate,” a Bush spokesperson told BuzzFeed. “They have been deleted at our request. Ethan is a great talent in the tech world and we are very excited to have him on board the Right to Rise PAC.”

Czahor also addressed the controversy on Twitter:

On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported further on Czahor's Internet past, including a 2008 blog post praising Martin Luther King Jr. for not wearing "pants sagged to his ankles."

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