Just one week after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter who hated Republicans, a Nebraska Democratic Party official was caught on tape saying that he’s glad the congressman, who is still fighting for his life, was shot.
“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to f***ing kick people off f***ing health care. I’m glad he got shot,” Phil Montag, co-chairman of the party’s technology committee, said according to KPTM.
“I wish he was f***ing dead,” Montag can be heard saying in an audio recording that was just released.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 23, 2017
He made the remark during a private meeting with another party official who came under fire for saying that it was funny to watch Republicans cry about the shooting on TV, because they supported the National Rifle Association’s “agenda.”
“Watching the congressman crying on live tv abt the trauma they experienced. Y is this so funny tho?” Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, chairwoman of the party’s Black Caucus, wrote in a Facebook post last week.“The very people that push pro NRA legislation in efforts to pad their pockets with complete disregard for human life. Yeah, having a hard time feeling bad for them.”
Gentry-Tipton has since refused to resign, but Montag was removed from his position by the party, according to the Associated Press.
“We obviously condemn any kind of violence, whether it’s comments on Facebook or comments in a meeting,” said party chairwoman Jane Kleeb.