GOP Candidate Somehow Thought It Was A Good Idea To Threaten To Shoot A Democratic Congressman

A backlash ensued on Tuesday after Carl Nett, a Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State, tweeted a threat against Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky) over his stance on the National Rifle Association. Nett, who used to work in the Secret Service, suggested using the Democrat for target practice.

Yarmouth was boasting about his F rating with the NRA.

“I’m so proud of my @NRA rating, I’ll wear it on my chest,” he tweeted. “I invite my colleagues to join me in wearing our F ratings every day until the GOP finally stands up to the gun lobby and helps us pass common sense gun safety legislation. Find me to get a pin.”

Nett replied but his tweet has now been deleted after the backlash.










That didn’t go down well with the FBI.

“FBI Louisville is aware of the tweet and is working with our law enforcement partners to determine the best course of action,” spokesman David Habich told The Courier-Journal.

A spokesman for Yarmuth told the Courier-Journal that in the wake of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise’s shooting last year that Capitol Police “have directed officers to be diligent in reporting all threats to members’ safety. They are aware of this situation.”

“Friends, I protected Barack Obama, John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton,” Nett tweeted later. “I voted for none of them. I would have DIED for any of them. My oath is to the Constitution. ALL politicians should keep that oath, first and foremost.”

The threat didn’t go down well on Twitter.

That blue wave is coming, Mr. Nett.

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