Yesterday, construction worker Keith Lipiec made headlines for flying a Confederate flag at his worksite, telling CBC News, “I just wanted to do it for sh-ts and giggles — and if I piss a few people off along the way, then so be it.”
Today, he’s out of a job. He was unceremoniously fired by his employer, Yoke Group, a Canadian construction firm.
If you’re feeling sympathy for Lipiec, don’t. Here’s what he had to say about the white terror attack that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured 19 others:
“Yeah, some guy ran over a whole bunch of people, so be it. It happens every day.”
Yoke CEO Anthony Quattrociocchi said, “I have absolutely zero tolerance for this behavior. He will no longer be working for Yoke Group.”
As we celebrate Quattrociocchi’s swift and unequivocal response, we continue to await the “very fine people” who march with white supremacists, KKK, and neo-Nazis that President Trump told us about.
Don’t hold your breath.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com