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PoliticsOhio GOP leader tells Rep. Candice Keller to resign over Dayton shooting Facebook post

01:10  06 august  2019
01:10  06 august  2019 Source:   cincinnati.com

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A mass shooting occurred in Dayton , Ohio , United States, on August 4, 2019, at 1:05 a.m. Eastern Time. Ten people were killed, including the perpetrator, and at least 27 others were injured.

In the Facebook post , Ohio Rep . Candice Keller complained about liberals playing the "blame game" after every shooting and asked why not place the Keller , in the post , placed the blame for mass shootings on "the breakdown of the traditional American family(thank you, transgender, homosexual

COLUMBUS - Ohio Republican Party leader Jane Timken has called on Rep. Candice Keller to resign from her Butler County seat after the lawmaker's "shocking" comments about Sunday's mass shooting in Dayton.

Ohio GOP leader tells Rep. Candice Keller to resign over Dayton shooting Facebook post© Sam Greene/The Enquirer Representative Candice Keller listens to statements in the House of Representatives at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Keller, R-Middletown, posted on Facebook Sunday comments that blamed "drag queen advocates," the Democratic Congress, former President Barack Obama, violent video games and the hatred of veterans for the deaths of nine people and the shooter in Dayton early Sunday.

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Ohio GOP leader tells Rep. Candice Keller to resign over Dayton shooting Facebook post© Provided Candace Keller post

Her comments drew the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said on Twitter Monday that Keller should resign, tweeting "shame shame."

And on Monday afternoon, Timken called for Keller's resignation as well.

“While our nation was in utter shock over the acts of violence in El Paso and Dayton, Republican State Representative Candice Keller took to social media to state why she thought these acts were happening," Timken said in a statement. "Candice Keller’s Facebook post was shocking and utterly unjustifiable. Our nation is reeling from these senseless acts of violence and public servants should be working to bring our communities together, not promoting divisiveness.”

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The Latest: Source: Ohio shooter identified as Connor Betts A law enforcement official identified the shooter who killed nine people and injured dozens when he opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, as Connor Betts. The official says Betts was in his 20s. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Betts was killed by police less than a minute after he started shooting a .223-caliber rifle into the streets of the Oregon District around 1 a.m. Sunday. Mayor Nan Whaley says the shooter was wearing body armor and had additional high-capacity magazines.

A mass shooting occurred at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States, on the morning of August 3, 2019. A single gunman killed 22 people and injured 24 more.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he was "absolutely heartbroken" over the Dayton shooting . "I commend Dayton Police and other first responders for their bravery and quick In a statement later posted to Facebook , the car said the shooter started down the road and "made his way towards our business."

Timken has not spoken with Keller personally about the GOP leader's decision to ask for Keller's resignation, Ohio Republican Party spokesman Evan Machan said.

Keller did not respond to a request for comment by The Enquirer on Monday afternoon.

Keller is not obligated to resign. Ohio lawmakers can be voted out of office or removed from their position if they are convicted of a felony.

Another less-used method in the Ohio Constitution allows for the removal of a lawmaker via a vote of two-thirds of the Ohio House of Representatives. Elected officials can also be removed for "any misconduct involving moral turpitude" after a complaint and hearing.

Lawmakers can also be censured, essentially an official reprimand, for poor behavior. That happened in 1997 to Butler County Rep. Mike Fox for accepting travel and lodging from a lobbyist.

Timken's request was unusual for the chairwoman, who often avoids publicity and rarely gets in the middle of political fights. This is the first time Timken has called on an Ohio official to resign since she was chosen to lead the party in January 2017.

Dayton shooting due to family breakdown, gay marriage, video games, state lawmaker says

Dayton shooting due to family breakdown, gay marriage, video games, state lawmaker says "State Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, said in a post to her Facebook page that blame for the Dayton shootings should be placed on the breakdown of the traditional family, gay marriage, violent video games, professional athletes who protest the American flag, recreational marijuana and “snowflakes, who can’t accept a duly-elected President.”"

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Candice Keller . Post to Facebook . Seitz, who is a member of GOP leadership , was not at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday because of a broken ankle sustained while leaving the Tuesday event. Cliff Hite resigned for sexually harassing a state employee. Rep . Wes Goodman resigned after he

When former Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, was arrested after he had passed out at a McDonald's drive-thru, Timken offered a cautious statement: "If these allegations are true, Representative Retherford should resign from office.”

Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, has not spoken with Keller, an Ohio House spokeswoman said.

Keller, who lives about 25 miles from Dayton, is running for an Ohio Senate seat currently held Sen. Bill Coley, who is term-limited. Her GOP challengers include Rep. George Lang and West Chester Township Trustee Lee Wong.

Keller is the executive director of a Christian pregnancy resource center and made headlines for comparing Planned Parenthood to Nazis. She also spoke on a white power advocate's radio show. Keller has also pushed for banning so-called sanctuary cities .

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Ohio GOP leader tells Rep. Candice Keller to resign over Dayton shooting Facebook post

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