South Dakota Republican posts meme supporting running over protesters – Salon.com


Another Republican state lawmaker has made headlines after she shared an image on her Facebook page that suggested protesters should be run over with cars. The picture contained the words “All lives splatter.”

South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto, posted the image on Sept. 7, less than a month after the murder of 32-year-old activist, Heath Heyer at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the Argus Leader.

The post contained a picture of a car mowing down protesters and read, “Nobody cares about your protest, keep your ass out of the road.” Attached to the image, DiSanto wrote, “I think this is a movement we can all support.”

After the lawmaker’s post began to circulate, especially amongst progressive groups in South Dakota that called for her to apologize, DiSanto removed the post on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after it was originally put online.

“To put up a meme that pretty much encourages violence and possibly murder, that’s inappropriate. She’s a community leader and an elected official,” Lori Miller, a spokeswoman for Indivisible Rapid City, a progressive organization, told the Argus Leader. “Not only is she inciting violence, she is targeting a certain race of people.”

DiSanto hardly apologized for her crude and tone-deaf post and also said she should have given her post more thought because of “the highly charged political environment that we’re in.”

“I am sorry if people took offense to it and perceived my message in any way insinuating support or condoning people being hit by cars,” she said, according to the Rapid City Journal. “I perceived it differently. I perceived it as encouraging people to stay out of the street.”

Source: South Dakota Republican posts meme supporting running over protesters – Salon.com

One thought on “South Dakota Republican posts meme supporting running over protesters – Salon.com

  1. Just what are Republicans on, is South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto, advocating that committing a crime is OK. But she is just following the lead set by President Donald Trump, for in his campaign he advocated violence, he even stated he could kill someone in public and get away with it.

    He feels he has a ‘God given right’ to kill innocents in other countries, his comment re North Korea where at the UN he said ‘ that he may be forced to “totally destroy” the rogue nation.’ Thereby killing all North Korean, those in South Korea, may be Japan and may be Guam and a good possibility some in America.

    So South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto, is just following the lead set by her President.

    He states he wants to ‘Make America Great Again’, but great at what, a killing machine.

    This should be totally unbelievable, but in Trump Land anything could be possible.

    What a state of affairs.

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