University Fires Professor Who Suggested That Harvey Was ‘Instant Karma’ For Texas Republicans

Hannah Bleau

All I can say about this is, “good.”

According to this, the University of Tampa has fired a professor who suggested that Hurricane Harvey was “instant karma” for Texas Republicans. Yeah. Apparently, Texas deserves that natural disaster because it voted for Trump. Harvey is Mother Nature’s revenge.

Isn’t that nice?

Yep. We’re next, Florida. We could’ve been spared, but we voted for Trump. Our fate has been sealed. We had our chance and blew it!

Storey deleted his original tweet, but not before Charlie Kirk caught it.

He later apologized, but it was too late. He’s been fired.

He later told ABC Action News that his tweet was taken out of context. Don’t ask me how. It seems pretty straightforward to me.

I apologize for the the tweets. My intention was never to offend anyone. This was a series of tweets taken out of context. I was referring to the GOP denial of climate change science and push to decrease funds from agencies that can help in a time like this. I hope all affected by the storm are safe and recover quickly. I also hope this helps the GOP realize the need to support climate change research and put in place better funding for agencies like NOAA and FEMA.

I’ve been clear with that through various tweets that followed the initial tweet. It is hard to express one’s full thoughts in 140 characters and I realize that taken out of context some tweets may sound extremely off-putting. I never intended it to be that.

The University of Tampa sent the station this statement:

“The University of Tampa stands in solidarity with the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and our thoughts and prayers are with all involved. The comments made by Kenneth Storey were made via his private social media account. They were not made within his capacity as a faculty member, and they don’t represent the University’s views. The University of Tampa condemns these comments and the sentiment behind them,” Eric Cardenas the Director of Public Information and Publications said. 

It’s not often liberal professors get fired for their distasteful comments. Glad someone at the University of Tampa has some sense.

Do you believe in “instant karma” now, Storey? Do let us know.