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Cambridge police apologize for profane tweet against Rep. Joe Kennedy

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A Cambridge Police superintendent apologized to Rep. Joe Kennedy III after he posted a profane tweet about the Senate candidate from the department’s official account on Sunday.

Though the vulgar tweet was quickly deleted, a screenshot was saved. “Another liberal f—ing jerk who just happens to be better than the clown he’s running against. Sad for us,” the tweet read.

The Cambridge Police superintendent, Jack Albert, was responding to Kennedy’s comments during a televised appearance on WCVB-TV Boston, where he criticized Trump administration’s slow response to the coronavirus outbreak–saying the distribution of PPE around the country was “embarrassing.”

Albert admitted on Monday he wrote the offensive tweet and “inadvertently” sent it out.

“I wanted to take full ownership and responsibility for my regrettable actions following inappropriate political commentary I inadvertently published,” Albert said in a statement released by the Cambridge Police Department.

He “apologized” to Kennedy and “the great men and women of the Cambridge Police Department.”

He added, that his “poor lapse in judgment” coming during a pandemic “is something that I will forever carry with me.”

The department also apologized to Kennedy, 39, and called the incident “regrettable,” in a tweet. It also noted the officer’s actions did “not reflect the professionalism” of the department.

“Appropriate action” will be taken in response to the incident, the department tweeted, though it did not specify what action this might include.

Kennedy is running against incumbent Sen. Edward Markey, 73, in the Democratic primary for a US Senate seat in Massachusetts.

Joe Kennedy is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy.

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