Professor Suggested Texans Deserve Hurricane Harvey for Supporting Trump

By Melanie Arter | August 29, 2017 | 12:14pm EDT

A professor at the University of Tampa is apologizing for suggesting that Texas residents deserve Hurricane Harvey for supporting President Donald Trump, Fox News reported.

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” Ken Storey tweeted on Sunday,  according to Campus Reform. “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”

Storey apologized later, tweeting Monday: “I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly.”

The University of Tampa’s Director of Public Information Eric Cardenas issued a statement to Fox News, saying the university “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. Storey has publicly apologized for his comments,” Cardenas said.

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