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Kentucky Republican Suggests Shooting His Democratic Rival In Unsettling Tweet

Kentucky Republican Suggests Shooting His Democratic Rival In Unsettling Tweet
Updated 2 months ago

Rhetoric in the Kentucky Secretary of State race has crossed a line. 

It started when Rep. Jon Yarmuth (D-KY) tweeted on Monday that he’s proud of his "F" rating from the NRA:

The next day, Carl Nett, a Republican candidate for Secretary of State, suggested he could use the button for target practice.

While the tweet has since been deleted, there's a screenshot. There's always a screenshot, you guys.

For those who don’t know, “center mass” is a law enforcement term that means a shot fired to the chest.

The local and state GOP quickly condemned the remarks:

Many thought that Nett should drop out of the race:

Others wondered why a certain other member of the GOP wasn't getting the same kinds of denouncements:

After some uproar, Carl Nett issued an apology via Twitter for the deleted post:

But many people were not having it:

As of this Wednesday, Carl B. Nett is still the GOP candidate for Secretary of State in Kentucky.


H/T: Huffington Post, Twitter