DFL volunteer resigns after tweet about Rep. Tom Emmer's U.S. Marine son

It's the second time this week a DFLer has been in hot water over comments made about the military.
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A volunteer director for the DFL's 6th Congressional District has resigned after a tweet he made about GOP Rep. Tom Emmer's son.

The post by Laine Scheuble was made in response to Rep. Emmer sharing a picture of his son, Billy, who just became a U.S. Marine.

In response, a Twitter user by the name of Laine, who identified himself as a DFL director, wrote: "Can’t wait to hear about all the Iranian civilians he murdered after you and the GOP finish the garbage kabuki theatre false flags and invade Iran."

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The user was later identified as Scheuble, who according to a Facebook post was made a volunteer "director" by the 6th District DFL in May.

In response to the tweet, the Minnesota DFL called the tweet "reprehensible," saying: "The author of the tweet in question is not and has never been a staffer of the Minnesota DFL. Our party is investigating whether he is affiliated with local party units in any way, and will take action to have him removed if that is the case.

"Regardless, he is not a spokesperson for the DFL and the reprehensible tweet he sent does not reflect our values in any way. The Minnesota DFL will always support the men and women of our armed forces and our veterans."

It was later confirmed to the Pioneer Press that Scheuble had resigned.

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It's the second controversy involving a DFL member and the military in the past week, after DFL communications officer William Davis apologized for referring to the new USS Minneapolis-St. Paul as a "murder boat."

This description drew condemnation from among others Gov. Tim Walz, himself a veteran, with Davis removed from his position of deputy communications director as a result, albeit still retains a position at the DFL.

The Minnesota GOP described the actions taken against Davis as a "slap on the wrist," adding: "It seems other military hating Democrats feel emboldened."

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