Conservative commentator and author Kevin Williamson is the topic of a heated Twitter conversation —again, after making an appearance on the MSNBC show, Morning Joe.
Williamson, who was fired from "The Atlantic," earlier this year, over his views on abortion, stopped by the chat show Friday to discuss his new book, “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics.” During his interview, he didn’t mention the word “abortion” but that didn’t stop Twitter from coming after him.
Williamson came under fire last year after controversial Tweets he posted in 2014, in which he stated women who have abortions should be hanged, resurfaced. Things quickly began to unravel when liberal group Media Matters for America uncovered audio of Williamson expressing his beliefs on abortion in a 2014 National Review podcast.
He was subsequently terminated from "The Atlantic."