University apologizes for mascot that used College Republican handouts to wipe butt

The University of St. Thomas has apologized after the university’s mascot, Tommie the Tomcat, grabbed GOP literature from a College Republican booth and proceeded to wipe his butt.

The university apologized for the incident, first reported by Campus Reform, and said the mascot’s actions do not reflect the institution.

“St. Thomas feels the behavior of Tommy was highly inappropriate and that we offered an apology to the students at the table where the literature was. We did that shortly after the incident took place.”

The College Republicans were offered a straightforward apology “very quickly after it happened,” according to a statement sent to Campus Reform from Jim Winterer, St. Thomas Director of Media Relations. The student underneath the costume has reportedly been disciplined.

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