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GOP Leader Tries To Use Alexandria Shooting As Fundraising Opportunity

By in Huffington Post on June 15, 2017

By David Moye

A GOP leader in Colorado is facing backlash for using Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, as an excuse to raise funds for his political action committee.

Twelve hours after the shooting, Republican state Rep. Patrick Neville, the minority leader in the Colorado House of Representatives, sent out a fundraising email from Colorado Liberty PAC with the subject head “They’re targeting you [Name of recipient].”

The letter starts off by playing to the fears of potential donors.

Unruly protesters trashing Civic Center Park and clashing with cops in the streets.

Mock beheadings of President Trump by Kathy Griffin.

And now an ASSASSINATION attempt on Republican lawmakers!

The hate-inspired violent rhetoric against conservatives and Republicans was already at an all-time fever pitch before today, but now it just got very real.

The left is out of control. Their violent actions are un-American, and it needs to stop!

After that, Neville offers “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of the shooting and their family members before getting to his request for money.

Here’s what you can do to help:

First, join me in praying for a speedy recovery for Congressman Scalise and the staff and law enforcement who were wounded in today’s attack.

Second, join me in calling on the media to denounce horrific attacks like this and to call for an end to the violent political rhetoric on the left that they’ve inspired.

Finally, if you can, please show us that you’re not backing down by chipping-in $50 or $25 to Colorado Liberty PAC today so we can retake the State House in 2018.

Your contribution today will help us advance our conservative values through passionate and peaceful civil discourse that makes our country great.

The hyperlink leads to this donation page:

Colorado resident Dave Maney told HuffPost his first […]    

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