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FBI Investigating Kentucky GOP Candidate’s Tweet About Using Dem Lawmaker As Target Practice Over Anti-NRA Views

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FBI Investigating Kentucky GOP Candidate’s Tweet About Using Dem Lawmaker As Target Practice Over Anti-NRA Views





A GOP candidate for Kentucky secretary of state is being investigated by the FBI after he tweeted about using Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth as target practice over his opposition to NRA.

Carl Nett, a former member of the U.S. Secret Service, was responding to a tweet from the Democratic Congressman who was bragging about his “F” grade from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“Move it over just a bit,” Nett said in a now-deleted tweet. “I was trained center mass.”

Following the intense online backlash to his joke, Nett said he has “protected Barack Obama, John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton. I voted for none of them. I would have DIED for any of them. My oath is to the Constitution. ALL politicians should keep that oath, first and foremost.”



David Habich, a spokesman for FBI Louisville, said they are also looking into the tweet.

“FBI Louisville is aware of the tweet and is working with our law enforcement partners to determine the best course of action,” Habich said. “The FBI takes seriously all threats of violence.”

A spokesman from Yarmuth’s office told the publication that the Capitol Police were also aware of the situation.




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