The Nebraska Democratic Party on Thursday removed one of its officials after a recording surfaced of him saying he was glad House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) got shot and wished he died.
Phil Montag, who served as volunteer co-chairman of the party’s technology committee, was fired after his comments were released, local Fox affiliate KPTM reported.
Montag made the remarks during a private meeting with the party’s Black Caucus chairwoman, Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, and a friend of hers, Destin Madison.
“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to [expletive] kick people off [expletive] health care. I’m glad he got shot,” Montag said of Scalise in the audio recording. “I’m not going to [expletive] say that in public.”
Originally published by the Free Beacon.