Diane Knich // The Post and Courier

Ross Kressel addresses student senate.

College of Charleston student body president Ross Kressel has a new attitude about Twitter after nearly being impeached for sending offensive messages from his personal account.

The college’s Student Government Association voted 15-14 in favor of impeaching Kressel after more than two hours of discussion in the Stern Center Ballroom Tuesday. But impeachment requires a two-thirds vote. The vote effectively ends the turmoil in which the association had been embroiled over the past week.

Prior to the impeachment vote, the group took a “no-confidence” vote on Kressel’s leadership, which passed 25-4.

At issue were “tweets” that Kressel sent, which contained comments that were offensive to women, blacks, gays and his colleagues.

Kressel, who’s 21 and from Marietta, Ga., after the meeting gave the following advice to other Twitter-users: “If it would upset your mom, don’t post it.”

“I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life,” he said of the recent wide scrutiny of his posts. He has apologized and wants to get back to work, he said.

Read more later at postandcourier.com and also in tomorrow’s newspaper.