HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A legislator from Pennsylvania, Facebook, the state’s recently departed health minister, Dr. general apology saturday.
State Representative Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong and Indiana counties in western Pennsylvania, said he had no idea that the post mocking Levine on Facebook would “be treated as badly as it was,” but “tens of thousands of people were angry.” emails assured me. “
“I owe an apology and I am offering it humbly,” Pyle said, not only did he apologize specifically to Levine or other transgender people, but later apologized to “anyone affected”.
Levine did not comment. The state health department did not immediately respond to an email seeking a response to Pyle’s initial post or apology.
Comments on his Facebook page urged him to resign.
President Joe Biden chose Levine to be deputy health minister the day before his inauguration, preparing him to become the first open transgender federal official approved by the US Senate.
Pyle, who was first elected in 2004, referred to a conversation with the Democratic leader of the state “explaining the fault of my mission”. He stressed that he didn’t come with Mem, he just shared it, but he said he shouldn’t be doing that.
From this situation I learned not to mock people other than me and to hold my tongue. Become a bigger man, ”he wrote.
Pyle wrote that he will be leaving Facebook “soon” but not stepping down and will focus on a Butler Community College project and the economic recovery of Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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