Phil Montag, has been kicked out of the Nebraska Democratic leadership after an audio appeared with Montag saying hhe wasd glad that Scalise was shot and he hoped he would die. Scalise was shot when a Bernie Sanders volunteer opened fire on republican baseball practice. He has had several operations and may need more.
One Nebraska Democratic Party official lost his post after an audio recording revealed him saying he is “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot last week during the Republicans’ congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to [expletive] kick people off [expletive] health care,” Phil Montag, who was a technology chairman for the party, can be heard saying. “I’m glad he got shot.”
“I wish he was [expletive] dead,” Montag continued.
Jane Kleeb, chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Party, confirmed Thursday to KPTM-TV that the audio recording, which was first posted to YouTube, is Montag’s voice. Kleeb said she fired Montag when the tape became public.
“We obviously condemn any kind of violence, whether it’s comments on Facebook or comments in a meeting,” she said. “Our country is better than the political rhetoric that is out there from both the far right and the far left.”
The revelation about Montag’s grotesque comments comes less than one week after another Nebraska state Democratic leader was asked to resign for similarly disturbing comments she wrote on Facebook about last week’s shooting.
Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Party’s black caucus, seemed indifferent if not happy about the fact that Scalise was shot.
“Watching the congressman crying on live tv abt the trauma they experienced. Y is this so funny tho?” she wrote in a since-deleted Facebook status, per KPTM.
In another post, she wrote: “Hard to be empathetic towards those that have no empathy for us. 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.”