In the wake of back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, an Ohio lawmaker is getting backlash after a post she published on Facebook blamed gun violence on trans people, same-sex marriage, and social issues.
The post, which has since been removed, was published on State Rep. State Rep. Candice Keller‘s personal Facebook page and blamed the Dayton shooting on the alleged abandonment of traditional family values, gay marriage, violent video games, professional athletes who kneel during the National Anthem, “recreational marijuana,” and “snowflakes, who can’t accept a duly-elected President.”
When a reporter for the Dayton Daily News reached out to Keller for comment, she reportedly suggested that her post may have been altered by someone else.
News outlets obtained screen shots of the now-deleted post, which listed the issues Keller believes contributed to mass shootings in America.
“After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game,” her post started out. “Why not place the blame where it belongs?”
The breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates); fatherlessness, a subject no one discuses or believes is relevant; the ignoring of violent video games; the relaxing of laws against criminals (open borders); the acceptance of recreational marijuana; failed school policies (hello parents who defend misbehaving students); disrespect to law enforcement (thank you, Obama); hatred of our veterans (thank you, professional athletes who hate our flag and National Anthem); the Dem Congress, many members whom are open anti-Semitic; the culture, which totally ignores the importance of God and the church (until they elect a President); state officeholders, who have no interest whatsoever in learning about our Constitution and the Second Amendement (sic); and snowflakes, who can’t accept a duly-elected President.
Speaking to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Keller confirmed that it was indeed her that wrote the post and made no mention of it being altered.
Featured image via Candace Keller/Facebook