(CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris’ newly announced communications director Jamal Simmons is apologizing for decade-old tweets on “undocumented folks” that resurfaced after news of his appointment.
A trio of tweets from November 2010 got renewed attention in the day since Simmons’ hiring was reported. In one, he wrote, “Just saw 2 undocumented folks talking on MSNBC. One Law student the other a protester. Can someone explain why ICE is not picking them up?.” Minutes later, he responded to a user saying he was “not mixing anything or suggesting ICE shld pick them up. Just seems odd u can go on TV & admit breaking law & not be arrested.”
And, in what appears to be an attempt to do clean up, Simmons tweeted again that same day, “I’ll try this again: Just saw 2 undocumented folks talking on MSNBC and have serious legal question. Why wouldn’t ICE pick them up.”
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