Controversial Ga. lawmaker Tweeted support for Parkland mass shooter

It hasn't been a good week for Georgia politician Erica Thomas.

The Georgia Democrat who recently claimed in a tearful viral video that a white man told her to "go back where you came from" in a grocery store checkout lane -- then walked back her story, before doubling back down on it -- sounded a note of sympathy for high school mass shooter Nikolas Cruz last year on social media.

"My heart goes out to Nikolas Cruz!! Some don't know how to cope with being an orphan. I thank God everyday for getting me through the system in one piece. #FloridaShooting #mentalhealth #PrayforDouglas #prayfornik," State Rep. Erica Thomas Tweeted on Feb. 16, 2018.

Several journalists and commentators flagged and condemned the post late last night, including Mike Cernovich, Harry Cherry, who called for Thomas' resignation. Of course, the Tweet has mysteriously been taken down, but it was archived HERE.

Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who'd been expelled for disciplinary reasons, shot and killed 17 people there on Feb. 14, 2018. More than a dozen others were wounded.

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