Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Member Suspended After Saying Republicans Should Be Brought ‘To The Guillotines’
A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party was suspended after saying Republicans should be brought “to the guillotines” after the November midterm elections.
William Davis, who is the spokesman for the party in Minnesota, commented in a Facebook post: “11.7 — bring them to the guillotines.” Party executive director Corey Day said Davis deleted the post and party spokeswoman Charlene Briner said Davis’s suspension started Monday with no pay for one week, according to The Associated Press.
“The comment made by William Davis on social media this weekend was unacceptable. The DFL offers its apologies and assurance that these types of remarks by our employees are not the way we conduct our business,” Day said in a statement to Bring Me The News.
The screenshot of the Facebook post was shared by the campaign for Republican Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow. Wardlow is running against the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison, who was accused of sexual abuse by his ex-girlfriend. (RELATED: What Happened To The DNC Investigation Of Keith Ellison’s Alleged Domestic Abuse?)
Wardlow’s campaign has since called for Davis to be fired from the DFL and has attacked Ellison for his leadership throughout his party.
“Any desperate attempt by the DFL and their supporters to show they will remove partisanship from the Attorney General’s office is laughable. Keith Ellison is the Deputy Chair of the hyper-partisan Democratic National Committee and they employ staffers who make these comments. Minnesota voters can see through their sham,” Kory Wood, the general consultant for Doug Wardlow for Attorney General, said Monday in a statement.
Ellison leads Wardlow in the attorney general race by around 7 points as of Sept. 19, according to a Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio News poll.
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