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Last week, on Wednesday, Rodney Robinson put out a tweet asking who Mitch McConnell’s neighbors are.

“I’m just saying Rand Paul’s neighbor did what a true Kentucky hero should do,” he continued. “It’s your turn to step up.”

If you’re wondering — who the heck is Rodney Robinson — he was named the National Teacher of the year in 2019 by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Robinson, who has since protected his Twitter account, deleted the tweet and responded to the criticism he faced.

“I made a Mitch McConnell joke today and the conservative bots are real angry. It’s funny because the home was made early today and no one said a thing until I promoted black medical awareness.”

CBS News as well as CNN lauded Robinson back in 2019 when he was given the award.

Kelly Ashby Paul, Rand Paul’s wife, said she was “disgusted” by the tweet.

“The 2019 ‘National Teacher of the Year’ is celebrating the violent assault on my husband that resulted in six broken ribs and a part of his lung being removed. This hateful thug is calling for more violence on Sen. McConnell.”

Jason Kamras, the superintendent, said that the district doesn’t condone violence of any kind.

“Thank you to Rodney Robinson for this heartfelt apology,” Kamras wrote. “Words matter – across the political spectrum.”

Here is Robinson’s apology.

If you’re curious, Robinson earlier wrote that the loudest roar heard when Joe Biden was named President-elect came from educators.

Author: Jacob Hall