Ramsey tweet accuses Obama of attempting to ally with Al-Qaeda - WKRN News 2

Ron Ramsey tweet accuses Obama of attempting to ally with Al-Qaeda

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Tennessee democrats are lashing out at Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey after the Republican lawmaker sent a tweet accusing President Obama of attempting to ally with Al-Qaeda in Syria.

The tweet in question was sent from Ramsey's Twitter page on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

It read, "As the President attempts to ally with Al-Qaeda in Syria's civil war, we must always remember who attacked us on our soil 12 years ago."

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron was quick to respond to the tweet and blasted the lawmaker's comment.

"I read it and my first reaction was, ‘is this a joke?'" he said.

Herron went on to call the tweet "dishonest, inflammatory, outrageous and unpatriotic."

The tweet came one day after the president addressed the nation making a case for a military strike on Syria and drew both criticism and support on social media.

One person said, "Oh how quickly we forget 9/11, the attackers and events that took place."

Herron says he doubts the Lt. Governor actually wrote the tweet.

"I've served with Ron Ramsey. He's too smart to say something that stupid but whoever did put it out should be fired," said Herron.

In a statement released Thursday morning, Lt. Governor Ramsey said, "Every September 11 since that tragic Tuesday in 2001 has been a day of remembrance. We remember those who died, those who served and those who carry on. But we must also remember those who attacked us and why. The Syrian rebel's connections to Al-Qaeda are well-established and well-known. I am proud to stand with leaders like Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul against coming to the aid of our enemies, enemies who continue to hate our country from afar as they kill Christians in their own country."

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