In another outburst from the violent political left, a fundraiser for an Illinois State Senator featured a mock assassination of President Donald J. Trump.
“A political fundraiser for [Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago)] simulates an assassination attempt against a mock [President Trump] decked out in Mexican garb. Looks like a man pointed a fake assault weapon at the fake President to pose for a picture,” according to local reporter Mark Maxwell, who attached photos from the event.
A political fundraiser for @SenatorSandoval simulates an assassination attempt against a mock @realDonaldTrump decked out in Mexican garb. Looks like a man pointed a fake assault weapon at the fake President to pose for a picture. pic.twitter.com/MlT9zjB1mn
— Mark Maxwell (@MarkMaxwellTV) August 17, 2019
“Donors paid a minimum of $250 to attend Sandoval’s golf outing at the Klein Creek Golf Club in west suburban Winfield,” according to WCIA. “A woman who attended the event posted the photos to her Facebook page on Saturday and tagged Sandoval in them.”
Sandoval offered and apology for the photos.
“The incident that took place is unacceptable,” he reportedly said. “I don’t condone violence toward the President or anyone else. I apologize that something like this happened at my event.”
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider refused to accept the apology, and blasted Sandoval for seemingly ignoring the political climate and context of the photos.
“The apology from Sen. Sandoval for the detestable pictures from his event depicting an assassination of President Trump is too little, too late,” Schneider’s office said. “Dangerous imagery like this will be condemned and seen as inappropriate by people of sound mind; however, a mentally unstable individual who wants to harm President Trump might find them as an inspiration. It’s inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way. If the individual pictured is a staffer or volunteer, they should be terminated immediately.”
Once again, the violence of the political left is on display.
Recently, an Antifa member who used the “concentration camp” rhetoric of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attempted to blow up a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Tacoma, Washington. Last week, a California woman was convicted of battery for slapping a man at Trump rally. These are but two examples in a lengthy list.
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