Another idiot’s career was seriously damaged over vicious political posts on Facebook, but surprisingly, for once, it’s a Democrat! Laura Krolczyk lost her cushy $220,000 a year job after her post was circulated on Twitter:
Laura Krolczyk, Roswell Park’s vice president for external affairs, was initially placed on administrative leave from her position but was fired following the conclusion of an investigation into her remarks, spokeswoman Annie Deck-Miller confirmed Saturday.
Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute has placed Lisa LaTrovato, its director of development, on leave for her comments in the Facebook exchange with Krolczyk, the institute told The Buffalo News.
The institutions acted after the exchange between the two drew criticism once Republican operative Michael Caputo shared it widely through his Twitter account on Friday.
Both Krolczyk and LaTrovato worked for Democratic elected officials before moving into their positions at the medical and research organizations: Krolczyk for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and LaTrovato for Louise Slaughter.
Here’s what she said on Facebook:
The exchange – according to screen grabs posted by Caputo – began when Krolczyk posted a link to an article by the Hill news site about the Trump administration’s reluctance to pay $1 billion to General Motors and Ventec for ventilator production.
Krolczyk shared the article with a comment: “Vote Trump.”
LaTrovato responded: “But will waste more than that on a wall and space force.”
Krolczyk replied: “Trump supporters need to pledge to give up their ventilators for someone else … and not go to the hospital.”
LaTrovato responded: “I think they should be the only ones in packed churches on Sunday.”
Krolczyk then said: “They should barricade themselves in there and ride this out.”
LaTrovato replied: “Yup.”
Here’s one of the tweets that helped take her down:
Lisa LaTrovato is a former Louise Slaughter and Monroe County Legislature Democratic Caucus staffer who went to Gates Chili and MCC. Laura Krolczyk is the vice president of external affairs at Roswell Park. And this is what they think of Republicans. pic.twitter.com/3NmVYOlH8s
— Bob Lonsberry (@BobLonsberry) March 27, 2020
But that’s not all!! There’s more:
Later, another Facebook user wrote: “Wow, just wow, so your saying we decide who lives and dies based on political views? Great plan (thumbs up emoji).”
Krolczyk responsed: “That’s literally what he’s saying. Take your ‘wow’ and comprehend what your hero is saying. Your hero is saying YOU don’t need a ventilator. So don’t take one.”
Krolczyk added: “Also don’t cash your stimulus check. It’s all a hoax. Chew some ibuprofen and be on with your day.”
Can you imagine having a person with that attitude in power at a center helping people deal with cancer? Would you feel comfortable as a Trump supporter using their servicces?
It’s interesting that she thought she could get away with insulting Trump supporters and not face any consequences. Now she is out of a job over it…