Before news of Bryson’s seizures surfaced, American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-founded PAC, tried, and failed, to make light of the situation by alleging that alcohol was involved in U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson’s suspected felony hit-and-run this weekend.
At 8 a.m. Monday morning, the Republican group tweeted, “How does @CommerceSec have 3 car crashes in 5 minutes and alcohol NOT be involved? #Skills,” according to ABC News.
The group removed the tweet a few hours later, followed by an apology, “Earlier Bryson tweet with hashtag #skills attempted levity (before facts known) and failed miserably. We took it down and regret the tweet.”
Bryson reportedly crashed his Lexus into two vehicles outside of Los Angeles Saturday evening. Bryson also rear-ended another vehicle in San Gabriel, according to a written statement released by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
Officials said their preliminary investigation showed that there were no signs that drug or alcohol use was involved.
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