DNC on GOP Lawmakers Inciting Violence in Missouri and Georgia

Following reports that Republican Missouri Rep. Warren Love said he hoped vandals would be “hung from a tall tree with a long rope,” and Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer posted that people opposed to confederate statues “will go missing,” DNC Deputy Communications Director Sabrina Singh released the following statement:

“Both Warren Love and Jason Spencer made unconscionable threats alluding to a type of political violence with painful roots in American history. There is never an excuse for these types of intimidations in our political discourse. With our nation still healing from the tragedies of Charlottesville – where white supremacists marched with torches and shouted racist chants – the people of Missouri and Georgia deserve better. Republican lawmakers Love and Spencer plunged to new lows by peddling threats of violence against members of their communities. In stark contrast, the Democratic Party will always stand up to disgraceful displays of bigotry such as this.”