Missouri GOP Rep. Wants Confederate Monument Vandal to be ‘Hung From a Tall Tree’

What is it about Missouri state legislators on social media?

Weeks after a state senator got into hot water for openly wishing on Facebook for President Donald Trump‘s assassination, State Rep. Warren Love (R-Osceola) seemed to call for a vandal of a Confederate monument to be lynched.

Sharing an article about a Confederate statue being vandalized in Springfield National Cemetery, Love posted the following to Facebook:

As shown above, Love wrote: “This is totally against the law. I hope they are found & hung from a tall tree with a long rope.”

After seeing the post, one of Love’s colleagues — State Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin), the only black Republican in the Missouri House — took to Twitter to express his disgust.

When asked for a comment on the post by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Love denied he was calling for the vandal to be lynched, instead claiming he was using “an exaggerated statement” that was nothing more than “just a western term.” He added that he uses terms like that because he’s “the cowboy of the Capitol.”

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