US politician says trans people, same-sex marriage, drag queens to blame for mass shootings

US politician says trans people, same-sex marriage, drag queens to blame for mass shootings

Ohio State Representative Candice Keller has said that “blame” for mass shootings should fall on “transgender, homosexual marriage, drag queen advocates” alongside other perceived societal failings.

Keller made the extraordinary claims in a post on her personal Facebook page, which has since been screenshot and shared widely in the wake of two deadly mass shootings in the US.

Over the weekend, at least 29 people were murdered in shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, with police believing that the suspect in the El Paso shooting published a white nationalism, anti-immigration manifesto before the attack.

The Dayton shooting suspect is believed to have self-identified as a “leftist” but police have not yet determined a bias motivation behind the attack, which also left his sister dead.

“After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game,” Keller wrote.

“Why not place the blame where it belongs? The breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates),” the post continues.

Throughout, Keller went on to also place blame at the feet of “recreational marijuana”, “fatherlessness”, “violent video games”, “hatred of our veterans”, and several other supposed causes that are not lax gun control laws and the rising tide of white supremacy.

“There needs to be a time for healing before we lash out at the Constitution and one another,” Keller told Dayton Daily News.

“She loves to fan the flames and play the role of victim here, not the nine people who were killed,” said Butler County Democratic Party Chairman Brian Hester, hitting out at his political opponent.

“She is fundamentally unfit for office. She is an embarrassment to her party, to conservatives, to Butler County and to the state Legislature.”

Keller has since deleted the post, and has since said that while part of it sounded like what she had written, she couldn’t be sure if it hadn’t been altered.

She has also, in the past, compared health service Planned Parenthood to the Nazi regime.

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5 responses to “US politician says trans people, same-sex marriage, drag queens to blame for mass shootings”

  1. Lots of idiots are blaming lots of things for these shootings. Mental illness, violent video games, shitty parents, and now this idiot is blaming gay and trans folks.

    The very simple reality is that any idiot can choose anything to blame but they NEVER explain why all the other countries which have (insert favourite scapegoat) don’t regularly experience mass shootings.

    The cause of the many neverending shootings is American gun culture with its easy access to powerful rapid-fire weapons which far exceed the killing power of pistols/rifles that existed when the Second Amendment came into being. That’s why these shootings are so common there, but so rare in the rest of the western world. And American polticians like the moron in this article and also Trump in his speech today REFUSE to change any gun laws at all.

  2. The stupidity of the religiously brainwashed continues to blame violent and natural atrocities on the LGBT community.

    They are and INSULT to humanity, activists of barbaric thinking. It’s 2019 FFS! Get your god in order!

  3. Get your head out of your ass! it is jerks like her and Trump that perpetuate such hatred! Tmshe needs to get of her fake pedestal and come bCk to reality!

  4. So what about the other countries that has trans people, same-sex marriage, and drag queens, but not the mass shootings?
    Obviously it can’t be because those other countries have strict gun laws