Texas Lawyer Posts Vile Tweet About Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

A Texas lawyer recently posted a vile and hateful tweet about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to his personal twitter page.

(Screenshot from Twitter)

In his tweet, Mr. Ranco expresses his support for a hypothetical sexual assault of Secretary DeVos. His comment is an apparent reaction to the Secretary’s recent announcement that her department is considering changes to its policy concerning the manner in which colleges and universities investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual assault on campus. The current Obama-era policies have drawn harsh criticism from civil rights experts, criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, and constitutional law attorneys who argue that college students who are accused of sexual assault are denied even the most basic due process rights.

Mr. Ranco’s tweet generated a harsh backlash on social media. Soon thereafter, the offending tweet was deleted. Ranco then changed his Twitter account settings to make his tweets private. Finally, he deleted his account altogether.

The State Bar of Texas shows the following public information for Mr. Robert “Rob” Ranco:

(Screenshot from TexasBar.com)

Mr. Ranco is a partner at The Carlson Law Firm in Round Rock, Texas. According to their website, they have offices in several cities across Texas including San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, and Temple.

According to Mr. Ranco’s profile, his areas of practice include Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Civil Rights.

His profile also indicates that he is employed by Austin Community College as an Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies.

According to the Austin Community College website, the Department Chair of the Paralegal Studies Department is:

Shawn Slack
Email: sslack@austincc.edu