These clowns are out of their minds.
Remember last Friday’s White House shooting incident? At the time, it was reported that the shooting had nothing to do with the White House.
Well, apparently, it did — Pennsylvania State Police arrested the shooter, 21 year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez.
Upon hearing the news, Laurene Pierce (President of the College Republicans at University of Texas) thought it would be hilarious to tweet that people shouldn’t shoot Obama, “as tempting as it may be.”
Tee hee! It’s so funny!
From ABC News:
A 21-year-old Idaho man suspected of firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House was arrested today, authorities said.
“On Wednesday afternoon at approximately 12:35 p.m. EST, based on information generated by Secret Service agents from the Pittsburgh Field Office, Pennsylvania State Police Troop A located and arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez at a hotel near Indiana, Pa.,” according to a statement from Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Edwin Donovan.
Donovan said that Ortega-Hernandez was in the custody of Pennsylvania State Police after being found at a Hampton Inn.
The Secret Service fanned out across the country, coordinating with local law enforcement to find the shooter. The agency said that it had received information that Ortega-Hernandez was using certain hotels during his travels.
This morning, a hotel employee reportedly recognized the suspect from photos distributed by the Secret Service and contacted the agency.
The Secret Service said Tuesday that it suspected that a bullet fired in the shooting incident Friday may have hit the White House after a round was found in a window. The agency said they feared the suspect in the incident might be a threat to President Obama.
The round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass, while an additional round was found on the exterior of the White House.
Police believe Ortega-Hernandez is mentally ill. He has an extensive record, ranging from domestic violence to drug charges. Sources say a police investigation uncovered evidence suggesting Ortega-Hernandez has a fixation on the White House.
After she heard the news, Laurene Pierce, whose Twitter profile reads “UT student, proud Zionist, President of UT College Republicans (@texascr) and intern for @TexasAFP & @TeamDewhurst. Staunch believer in American Exceptionalism” decided it would be a good idea to joke about assassinating the president:
ABC News has more:
Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”
Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”
“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way, ” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.
“I don’t really see anything wrong with it,” Wright added. “It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?”
Only in the addled-Republican mind could a tweet calling for other similarly-addled minds not to assassinate the President be interpreted as a positive statement.
Enjoy your quiet time with the Secret Service, Laurene. You’re an embarrassment.
[cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles]