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MN Senate candidate mocked over 'abolish the police' tweet

Facetious comments about a loose black bear didn't go over well.

A former congressman's politically charged quip about a black bear roaming free in St. Paul may not have landed the way he'd planned.

On Friday, Republican Jason Lewis — former congressman representing Minnesota's 2nd District and currently running for a U.S. Senate seat — posted the following tweet:

Commenters soon piled on, pointing out that a loose black bear would likely be an Animal Control issue, not a police one:

"Now how did you become a congressperson when you don't even know that Animal Control exists," another said.

As of this writing, Lewis's tweet has received nearly 8,000 comments and over three thousand shares.

His comments reference the ongoing and controversial debate over the movement to abolish the police, which recommends dispatching social workers instead of armed officers to handle certain non-violent cases.

Lewis, who served one term in the U.S. House, is running to unseat Sen. Tina Smith.

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