Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Clinton Volunteer Dan Grilo Fired for Calling Navy SEAL Widow an ‘Idiot’

Although what this guy said was insensitive and stupid, I'm not one of those who believe people should lose their jobs for what they say on social media. 
That's a bridge too far in my opinion and yet it happens in the United States and I think that's scary.
 Breitbart reports a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer who called Navy SEAL widow Carryn Owens an “idiot” on Twitter has been fired for his inappropriate tweet, according to his employer.

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

“Last night during President Trump’s speech, a Liberty Advisor Group employee sent out an offensive and inappropriate tweet regarding the Gold Star family that was being rightly honored before Congress and the Nation. The personal views of this individual do not represent Liberty and we vigorously disavow them,” the company said in a statement posted to its website.

“Regardless of whether the comments in the tweet were intended to cause the hurt and anger that they ultimately generated, they were unacceptable to us, and the individual who issued the tweet is no longer affiliated with Liberty,” it said.

The volunteer, Dan Grilo, tweeted last night: “Sorry, Owens’ wife, you’re not helping yourself or your husband’s memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you.”

Grilo, who identified himself as a Clinton ’16 campaign volunteer (and also “Obama 08/12”), locked his Twitter account, and then deleted it. However, the tweet was captured by many on Twitter, who contacted Liberty Advisor Group to notify it of the tweet.
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I'm not defending what he said.  But, there is such thing as a the first amendment to the Constitution.    


  1. You have the right to free speech. You do not have the right to speech without consequence.

  2. I have no problem with firing idiots. Free speech isn't available in the corporate workplace. What someone says there reflects on the company and the company has every right to chuck a butthead to the curb,.