Nicholas Kristof apologized on Monday night for a “low blow” after bashing Senate Republicans in a tweet after two bombs killed two and injured up to 100 at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Soon after Twitter exploded with updates and speculation on the dual blasts near Boston’s Copley Square, the New York Times op-ed columnist, who was in town to give a lecture at Northeastern University, wrote: “Explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment.”
Kristof linked to a Feb. 1 Washington Post story suggesting GOP lawmakers in the U.S. Senate would try to block President Obama’s appointment of B. Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
The criticism came swiftly.