Released audio of Phil Montag, a Nebraska technology chairman for the state’s Democratic party, has him on record saying he’s “glad” Scalise was shot. He didn’t stop there – Montag said he wished the majority whip had died. The technology chairman, who has been promptly fired following the release of the tape, explains his contempt for Scalise being that “his whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to f**ing kick people off f**ing health care.
Watch the quick recording below. However, please be aware that Montag’s rant is filled with expletives:
Nebraska Democrat Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb has confirmed that the audio recording is of Montag. She gave a statement following the controversial remarks by her fired employee:
“We obviously condemn any kind of violence, whether it’s comments on Facebook or comments in a meeting,” said Kleeb stated by phone Thursday. “Our country is better than the political rhetoric that is out there from both the far right and the far left.”
It is still unclear who Montag was speaking to at the time of the recording.