Local Politics

McKenna staffer's Twitter drama

SEATTLE, Wash - A campaign staff member of gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is in hot water over a tweet she sent out months ago.

Kathlyn Ehl, a policy advisor to McKenna, sent out the following tweet on Jan. 25: "shut up and speak english #asians."

The tweet was deleted shortly after The Stranger first broke the story on Monday; however, a cached version of the website affirmed the tweet had, in fact, been sent out.

Ehl has not responded to KOMO's request for an interview.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ehl began working for the McKenna campaign in April, and her duties include "preparing and gathering research materials, monitoring the media, and providing rapid responses to a wide variety of policy issues as they arise. "

She recently graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in political science, according to her profile.