A Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer is facing some backlash after making a political proclamation on social media over the weekend.
Jim Kelly, who resides in the 27th Congressional District, endorsed Beth Parlatoon on Saturday.
“Jill and I are supporting @BethForCongress,” Kelly wrote on Twitter. “Our daughters grew up together; we know her and trust her to stand for what matters most. She’s a strong Conservative/Republican we believe can win special election.”
President @realdonaldtrump my wife, Jill and I are supporting @BethforCongress for our district #NY27
Our daughters grew up together; we know her and trust her to stand for what matters most. She’s a strong conservative/republican we believe can win special elec 4/28.
— Jim Kelly (@JimKelly1212) January 19, 2020
Responders on social media then called him out for getting political and supporting a conservative candidate.
Jill Kelly then responded with her own tweet. “When you tweet to support a friend running for Congress that you’ve known for more than 20 years and you get hate. It’s called loyalty,” she said.
When you tweet to support a friend running for Congress that you’ve known for more than 20 years and you get hate. It’s called LOYALTY.
— Jill Kelly (@jillmkelly12) January 19, 2020
She is running against fellow Republicans Christopher Jacobs, Robert Ortt, Frank Smierciak II, as well as Democrat Nate McMurray in the April 28 special election, according to WHEC-TV.
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