Wisconsin's Democratic Party spokesman has been removed from his position after comparing Republican Gov. Scott Walker with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Graeme Zielinski made the comments in three tweets after prosecutors announced Friday they closed an investigation involving Walker's former aides and associates.
Zielinski apologized over Twitter both to Walker and to Dahmer's victims.
Party spokesman Melissa Baldauff said Monday that Zielinski has been removed as spokesman, docked a week's pay worth about $1,000, and will no longer be permitted to post on Twitter. He will continue working for the Democratic Party as an adviser.
Walker was asked about Zielinski's tweets on Friday. He called Zielinski "pretty insignificant."
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