Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanSenate race in Ohio poses crucial test for Democrats Democrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout Ohio Republicans swing for fences in redistricting proposals MORE (D-Ohio), who is running for Senate in Ohio, called out Republican opponent J.D. Vance over a tweet about actor Alec Baldwin following an incident on a movie set that left one dead and another injured.
Baldwin fatally shot one woman and injured a man on the set of his upcoming film "Rust," with authorities investigating what happened with the prop gun.
Vance, a lawyer and bestselling author of the book "Hillbilly Elegy," said Friday that Twitter should allow former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE back on to the platform to see what he had to say about the incident.
“Dear @jack let Trump back on. We need Alec Baldwin tweets,” Vance tweeted.
Ryan fired back at his opponent, calling him an “asshole” for his comment.
“Someone died, you asshole,” Ryan said.
Someone died, you asshole. https://t.co/qK7P9CFNSm— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan) October 22, 2021
Trump has often taken aim at Baldwin. The actor and producer began playing the former president before the 2016 election on "Saturday Night Live," often jabbing at Trump as part of political satire. Baldwin continued to make appearances on the comedy sketch show throughout his presidency and after the 2020 election.
News broke Friday morning that Baldwin, 63, fatally shot Halyna Hutchins, "Rust's" director of photography. The director, 42, was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead.
Joel Souza, the 48-year-old director, is still in treatment for his injuries from the incident.
Later in the day, Baldwin released a statement saying that he is fully cooperating with authorities in the probe over the events. Prop guns used in film and television are normally filled with blanks.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin tweeted Friday.
"I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna," he added.