Allan Brauer, the communications chair of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, wished death on the children of a Ted Cruz speechwriter today.
Brauer is unapologetic, and tried to justify his wish that Carpenter’s children die by citing “the pain her boss is inflicting on Americans.”
National Review Online tried to call the Democratic Party of Sacramento, but reached an answering machine.
Brauer is still defensive.
UPDATE: Brauer has apologized. Carpenter has accepted his apology.
Tenoch Flores, spokesman for the California Democratic Party, told Yahoo! News political reporter Chris Moody that such rhetoric “lets fringe characters” like Ted Cruz “off the hook” and that it was “never acceptable to wish physical harm against political opponents, regardless of how objectionable their policy priorities are.”
Response from CA Dem Party to Sacramento Democrat's comments to Cruz spokeswoman: pic.twitter.com/Q580T6Xebf
— Chris Moody (@moody) September 20, 2013