Ohio State Representative Candice Keller has since deleted the Facebook post.
Ohio State Representative Candice Keller made her opinion known as to why two deadly mass shootings, which killed 29 people, happened over the weekend. In a now-deleted Facebook update she wrote “After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game. Why not place the blame where it belongs?”
That blame she believes should go to liberals and, "the breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates).”
Keller is running for the Ohio Senate in Butler County in 2020 only half admitted to writing the post telling Dayton Daily News that the post was private, but sounded like hers, although it could have been altered.
“There needs to be a time for healing before we lash out at the Constitution and one another,” she said.
The Texas shooter, Patrick Crusius, may face hate crime charges on top of capital murder according to CNN. The 21-year-old gunman wrote a four-page document filled with white nationalist and racist views.
In Dayton, that case has yet to prove the shooter had any specific hate-related motivations.
"We do not have sufficient information to answer the question everyone wants to know: 'Why?'" Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said, adding that there was "no evidence [that] suggests that there is a bias motive in this crime at this time."
Rep. Keller has made inflammatory statements before, specifically survivors of the Parkland shooting of which she called "Dorito-eating video gamers."
“She loves to fan the flames and play the role of victim here, not the nine people who were killed," said Butler County Democratic Party Chairman Brian Hester. "She is fundamentally unfit for office. She is an embarrassment to her party, to conservatives, to Butler County, and to the state Legislature.”