An Ohio lawmaker said liberals can't blame mass shootings on guns. Instead, she insists, they blame belongs on drag queens.
State Rep. Candice Keller, a Republican, posted a Facebook message shortly after nine people were shot dead 30 miles from her district.
The message isn't publicly visible to see on her Facebook page, but the Cincinnati Enquirerposted a screenshot of a screed blaming mass shootings on "the breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates); fatherlessness, a subject no one discusses 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)."
"Did I forget anybody," she wrote. "The list is long. And the fury will continue."
Openlyu gay Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach slammed the nonsensical statement.
"Ohio State Representative Candice Keller (represents Middletown, Ohio) says the shootings happened because of my marriage to Craig," he wrote in his own social media post.
But the rant also drew criticism from local Republican leaders. She's currently running for state Senate.
Butler County Republican Party Chairman Todd Hall told the Enquirer, "Some want to politicize these events, and I cannot condone such comment and behavior."
Butler County Democratic Party Chairman Brian Hester raised the fact many of the groups Keller blames for mass shootings have in fact been the targets of the crimes, including Latinos killed in El Paso, Tex., this weekend by a shooter fearing an Hispanic invasion. "