Nebraska Democratic Party Official Who Said “So Funny” About GOP Shooting Refuses To Resign

If the political roles were reversed in this situation, the official who made the comment would be hounded by the media until she quit.

The Omaha World-Herald reports:

Nebraska Democratic Party official won’t resign after calling reactions to shooting at GOP baseball practice ‘so funny’

A Nebraska Democratic Party official has refused calls to resign her volunteer position after calling reactions to this week’s shooting of a high-ranking Republican member of Congress “so funny” on social media.

Chelsey Gentry-Tipton of Omaha said in statement that she will not resign as chairwoman of the party’s Black Caucus, saying her post was taken out of context by party officials.

The Nebraska party’s leadership asked Gentry-Tipton to step down Wednesday, several hours after she wrote, in a Facebook thread about the shooting at in Alexandria, Virginia, “Watching the congressman crying on live tv abt the trauma they experienced. Y is this so funny tho?”

Later, in the same thread, she stated, “The very people that push pro NRA legislation in efforts to pad their pockets with complete disregard for human life. Yeah, having a hard time feeling bad for them.”…

Messages left Thursday with Gentry-Tipton seeking an interview were not immediately returned.

This person needs to apologize and resign.

If she won’t resign, she should be fired.

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