By Alex Seitz-Wald/Think Progress
After police arrested a man who allegedly shot at the White House, the president of the University of Texas College Republicans tweeted that the idea of killing President Obama was “tempting.” “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama,” wrote Lauren Pierce. In an interview with ABC News, she said the comment was a “joke,” but said an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.” The group’s vice president, Cassie Wright, acknowledged that Pierce’s comment perhaps “shouldn’t be said,” but also offered a defense, saying, “she’s made a positive statement in a way.” Later, Pierce apologized: “I apologize for my previous tweet. It was in poor taste and and should never have been written.” Earlier this month, she tweeted a picture of a sign that read, “zoo has African lion, White House has a lyin’ African.”
Motor City Liberal Comment: Didn't Bill O'Reilly and the far right go after Ward Churchill over a essay?