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An ill-timed tweet from Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick resulted in a storm of controversy, but the Republican politician insisted it was not what some people thought.

Just hours after 50 people were killed and another 53 wounded during an Islamic terror attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., the Bible verse Galatians 6:7 was posted on Patrick’s Twitter account — it was later deleted.


Patrick posts Bible verses on social media on most Sunday mornings and he issued a statement later in the day saying he “regrets the unfortunate timing” of the post and noted it had been scheduled two days before the worst shooting in U.S. history.

“Lt. Gov. Patrick and every Texan is stunned and saddened by the outrageous act of domestic terrorism that has occurred in Orlando,” the statement read. “He and Jan are praying for the victims, their families and their friends.”

But that didn’t stop critics — see Democrats — from thinking the worst and coming after Patrick with the long knives on social media.

Here’s a sampling of some of the responses from Twitter:

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