Lawmaker suggests shooting officials
October 16, 2012
Asserting that California government officials are not good tax stewards, a Republican candidate has suggested they “should be shot” for their failings. [Sacramento Bee]
One-term Assemblyman Mike Morrell is locked in a battle with Democrat Russ Warner for the 40th Assembly District seat in San Bernardino.
Morrell was videotaped at a campaign event Sept. 29 saying: “Government picks winners and losers. So what I decided to do in California… study how good of a job does government do with our tax money in helping the poor. … (Laughter from the audience) … Somehow I don’t think you guys think they do very well. Well, let me tell ya. Let me tell ya. It ain’t very good. I mean, it’s, they should be shot.”
Warner called Morrell “too extreme for our democracy. Advocating violence against Americans and our California Legislature is a fundamental betrayal of the oath of office he swore.”
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