MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN CALLS FOR “ANOTHER KENT STATE” TO PUNISH COLLEGE PROTESTERS

Dan Adamini, Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, made a pair of controversial remarks on his Facebook and Twitter accounts Thursday, Feb. 2.

The tweet and Facebook post have since been deleted, but the Michigan Democratic Party shared a screenshot of each in a news release:

After deleting the social media posts, Adamini tweeted “Taking a lot of heat for a very poorly worded tweet yesterday. Sorry folks, the intent was to try to stop the violence, not encourage more.”

The Marquette County Republican was referring to protests taking place on campuses across the country. The “another Kent State” comment appears to refer to a 1970 in which National Guardsmen shot 13 unarmed college students, killing four.

Comments