MDP Statement Condemning Marquette Co. Republican Party Officer’s Call for “Another Kent State”

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Friday, February 3, 2017
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MDP Statement Condemning Marquette Co. Republican Party Officer’s Call for “Another Kent State”

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement today, on behalf of Party Chair Brandon Dillon, regarding the statements made on social media yesterday, by radio personality and current Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, Dan Adamini. Adamini, referring to the protests taking place on college campuses throughout the country, called for “another Kent State” and declared that “one bullet stops a lot of thuggery.”

“The statements made yesterday on social media by Dan Adamini are sickening, inhuman, and indefensible,” said Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. There is no ambiguity or alternative interpretation. To call for “another Kent State” and declare that “one bullet stops a lot of thuggery” is to clearly and openly advocate for the murder of unarmed college students, simply because they don’t share his beliefs or point of view. Mr. Adamini should immediately apologize and then resign from any public or political party positions he holds. His words should be condemned and any association with him disavowed. The right to free speech is the cornerstone of our democracy, and when someone threatens another individual or group with harm for exercising it, that one person is a threat to all of us, as Americans.”

Adamini has since deleted the posts from his Twitter account (@DanAdamini), but screenshots of the original tweets can be viewed below.