Every day we hear of regrettable tweets made by celebrities then deleted after a backlash, but one Pennsylvania senator is not backing down on his Twitter attack on President Donald Trump. Senator Daylin Leach (D-Pennsylvania) publicly slammed Trump after his threat to destroy the career of a Texas senator for opposing a policy he favors during a White House meeting with county sheriffs. A Texas sheriff complained about an unnamed senator promoting asset forfeiture reform during that meeting, prompting Trump's controversial remark that infuriated Leach and made headlines.

"Want to give his name?" laughed Trump. "We’ll destroy his career."

President Trump may have found humor over what he termed a "joke," but Leach sees it as no laughing matter.

Leach takes the gloves off for Trump

Leach, who also supports asset forfeiture reform, got downright personal with President Trump.

Leach hasn't deleted the tweet, and issued a statement through his spokesman, Steve Hoenstine, defending his passionate response. Leach took issue not only with President Trump threatening the career of someone who simply disagreed with him on one policy but that he laughed about it like it was "firing" someone in the manner of his reality show, Celebrity Apprentice.

Leach is 'mad as hell' and isn't going to take it any more

"Trump just continues to undermine democratic norms," Hoenstine told Philly Voice. "America’s system of checks and balances, and the general principle of human decency. Senator Leach is mad as hell about it, as you can see from his tweet."

Leach co-sponsored legislation in Pennsylvania to make sure asset forfeiture only occurred if there was a criminal conviction, ensuring innocent citizens didn't lose their assets if found not guilty of a crime.

Unfortunately, the legislation failed to pass, but obviously President Trump's remarks struck a nerve with the Pennsylvania senator.

Daylin Leach's tweet remains online at this time and President Trump hasn't responded. At least not yet, but we can be sure a response will be forthcoming.

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