Ohio lawmakers blame mass shootings on ‘drag-queen-supporters,’ marijuana and open borders in Facebook rant

Ohio state Rep. Candice Keller. (Ohio House Of Representatives).

An Ohio legislator has stirred scold controversy with a Facebook, the blame for the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, to the collapse of the “traditional American family,” gay marriage and “drag-queen-advocates”, among other things.

State Rep. Candice Keller, a Republican from Middletown, about 25 km South West listed of Dayton, a whole bunch of reasons why she believes that the 24-year-old Connor Betts killed nine people, including his sister, the early Sunday in downtown Dayton.

“After every mass shooting, the liberal will start the blame game,” Keller wrote in a Facebook post, which had been removed as of Monday morning. “Why not place the blame where it belongs?”


Keller put the blame for the mass shootings with “the collapse of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, gay marriage, and the drag-queen-advocates); father of weightlessness, a topic that no one discussed or believes to be relevant, ignoring of violent video games; -; the relaxation of the laws against criminals (open borders); the adoption of recreational marijuana; could the actions of the school (Hello, parents, to defend the weak students) wrong: lack of respect for law enforcement (thank you, Obama).”

She has also slammed local lawmakers who say they have “no interest” in learning about the Constitution, especially the Second Amendment, as well as “snow flakes that can not accept that a duly elected President,” said the post.

“Did I forget someone?” Keller continued. “The list is long. And the anger will continue.”


The post on Facebook has now been deleted, but there is strong criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the political divide has drawn.

The democratic party Chairman in Ohio, Butler County, Brian Hester, told The Cincinnati Inquirer” that basement was, the blame for the victims of the recent shootings in your post. “To blame these shootings on some of the very people who were targeted, an insult to all those victims, as well as the nine people who were murdered in Dayton this morning and their grieving friends and relatives,” said Hester, referring to both Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub shooting in June 2016 and the El Paso attack on Saturday.



Ohio Republican party leader Jane Timken has commented on Keller to resign from her post for their “shocking and completely unjustified”,.

“While our nation was in complete shock about the violence in El Paso and Dayton, Republican state Rep. Candice Keller to social media to state why they thought that these acts happened,” Timken said in a statement. “Candice Keller’s Facebook post was shocking and totally unjustified. Our people together, is reeling from these senseless acts of violence and public officials work, to our communities, not the promotion of discord.”

Also, some of the prominent voice against the cellar-comments closed, with country singer Kacey Musgraves, rightly, the Ohio legislature has, on Twitter, for her controversial comments.

“I love the things about the music and usually stay out of politics publicly, UNTIL it barrels past, political party preference, and dangerous attack on the basic human rights. It is not a political issue,” Musgraves said. “It is a question of the heart. Of Mankind. Of survival.”

Keller, returned to Fox News’ request for comment, is running for the Ohio Senate in Butler County in 2020 compared with two fellow Republicans.

This is not the first time the basement has been the center of controversy. In 2017, she spoke of a white power advocate ‘ s radio show and the headlines in the same year for a comparison of Planned Parenthood to Nazis.

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