A Nebraska Democrat Party official has said on recorded audio that he is “fuckin’ glad” Congressman Steve Scalise got shot, and that he wishes Scalise “was fuckin’ dead“.
The list of Nebraska Democrats expressing glee about the shooting of Scalise is growing.
Nebraska Democrat Party Black Caucus Chair, Chelsey Gentry-Tipton. Gentry-Tipton has been in the news since posting on Facebook that she thought it “funny” that Republicans were “crying” after Scalise and others were shot.
Nebraska Democrat Party “Technology Chair” (at least that’s how’s he’s described in the video below) Phil Montag was at a private meeting to show his support for Gentry-Tipton.
Apparently unbeknownst to Montag, another Democrat at the meeting was recording their conversation — something he didn’t tell Montag until AFTER Montag spouted off about his true feelings about the shooting.
Listen to the audio here:
Here is a transcript of the discussion:
Male: “Right now, so what is it that you want to do?”
Phil Montag: “Let me tell you, that motherfucker, the one that was shot, the scafie guy…I mean that guy, what’s was his name scafie?”
Male: “I really don’t want you to deflect right now.”
Montag: “No, this motherfucker, like his whole job is to like get people , convince Republicans to fuckin’ kick people off fuckin’ healthcare”
Female: “We know all of this.”
Montag: “I hate this motherfucker”
Female: “We know this”
Montage: “I’m fuckin’ glad he got shot!”
Male: “Phil! Phil!”
Montag: “I’m glad he got shot!”
Montage: “I’m not going to fuckin’ say that in public.”
Female: “You don’t have to say that in public.”
Male: “Then what are you saying it to us for?”
Female: “Say something, say something.”
Male: “What are you telling us for?”
Montag: “I wish he was fuckin’ dead!”
Male: “Why are you telling us but not telling anyone else?”
Montag: “Cause I’m trying to fuckin’ figure all this shit out.”
Male: “It’s OK, because I’ve been recoding this conversation since you’ve come in, so I will publicly release it myself.”
It has been suggested that the other male individual who says he was recording, is Destin Madison, like Gentry-Tipton, a member of the Nebraska Democrat Black Caucus.
If he ever was listed before, there is no listing of him as the “Technology Chair” on the Nebraska Democrats’ website. But he is still listed as the Chair of the “Nebraska Democrats Working Families Caucus” on their website — though he may not still be in that position.
“Will white privilege win, or will the Democrats right this listing ship and stay out of Black people’s affairs?”
It isn’t clear why that writer finds criticism of laughing at a political assassination attempt is a matter of race.
But it is clear that Montag’s statements are even more reprehensible than Gentry-Tipton’s — even if said in what he thought was a private setting.
Of course the kicker on all of this is just how many more Democrats are saying this in private, without a recorder running.
As of 1pm today (6/22/17), neither Nebraska Democrat Chair, Jane Kleeb, nor the Nebraska Democrat Party has put out a statement regarding this.
Note that in the previous case, Gentry-Tipton said that Kleeb asked for her resignation before even talking to her. The above video has been up since at least 9:30 am today.
Montag was a Hillary Clinton supporter during the Nebraska primaries and caucuses.
He incurred the wrath of other Nebraska Democrats, on Facebook anyway, for trying to “troll” Bernie Sanders supporters.
They would have none of it:
Just yesterday Nebraska Democrat Chair Jane Kleeb Tweeted the reason the Dems lost in #GA06 is “get big money out of politics”.
In a race where the Democrat spent 6x more than the Republican.
So her solution to the Democrat’s woes?
“…trust your state parties and local grassroots groups first and always.”
This coming from the person who runs the state party and thought the best idea for the Omaha Democrats was to bring in Socialist Bernie Sanders and anti-Semite Keith Ellison to campaign for Heath Mello for Mayor.
In the majority Democrat Omaha, Mello lost to Republican Mayor Jean Stothert 53-46.
The Democrat party is a mess.