Legislator responds to liberal editorial writer’s call for his execution

by Jason Russell  |  published on June 13, 2016

After a liberal editorial writer said Republican members of the Michigan House of Representatives should be killed, the state’s speaker of the House is calling for an apology.

“The 109 men and women in the Michigan House of Representatives are hard-working people, dedicated public servants and role models to children in their community,” Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter, R, said in a statement. “But to Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, they are monsters who deserve to be tortured and killed. … This sort of mentality is pig-headed and wrong, and his statement is appalling. House members deserve an apology from Mr. Henderson, and so do his readers and colleagues.”

Henderson wrote Saturday that GOP members of the Michigan House should be rounded up. “Sew them into burlap sacks with rabid animals, and toss them into the Straits of Mackinac,” Henderson wrote Saturday. “That’s harsh. Maybe. But isn’t that what the Romans or Greeks or some other early practitioners of democracy used to do with solicitous and unprincipled public officials?”

Henderson later claimed on Twitter his words were only hyperbole and not meant to be taken literally, but he didn’t apologize for or retract his column.

  • Ramon1710 .

    Though they’d like to blame the internet for their decline, it is because of idiot writers like Henderson and Rochelle Riley (who love to cry victimization and spout racist propaganda, but wouldn’t know real news if it hit them in the face) that I cancelled our Detroit Free Press subscription.

  • Sal Belardo

    Stephen Henderson should be fired! If a Republican had said that about him he would be asking for their head!Liberal so called reporters think they can get away with anything they say! Well they can’t! He must be let go!

  • psychosally

    just another dipsh/t looking for 15 minutes of fame

  • reggie

    Now if a (real) Republican said something like that, there would be hell to pay. They say Trump is a hater? Give me a break. Clowns like him need to be arrested and spend a few years in jail. That is a death threat.

    • Sal Belardo

      I think Henderson should be put up against a wall and shot! Oh I’m only kidding! He should be deported to a country of his liking, like Venezuela!

  • justinwachin

    This writer is not much better than the ISIS sympathizer who murdered 30 plus people in Florida. One talks about it and the other took the next step and acted.

    In this day, hyperbole is lost on too many people in society. What this guy considers to be exaggeration may be taken by some nut as a call to action. It’s time to complain to the newspaper’s advertisers and boycott them. It’s also time to cancel subscriptions to the newspaper. Once the paper starts paying a cost they may set a higher standard for their columnists.

  • Rodney Steward

    I have a feeling that Mr. Henderson is black to make such statements which has become common place for this race of people, and as usual will go unpunished and dropped!

    • reggie

      Yup, he is and yup, no problem.

  • Eric Rohn

    Henderson should be charged and tried for his inappropriate statements. I do not believe a Free Press should include statements of this sort. Henderson has clearly gone way too far and now he must be held accountable, if only to deter remarks of this nature in the future. If his statements are allowed to go unpunished, what will the next liberal say and about whom? Then what? Where will it stop?

    • reggie

      As long as we have a demoCrap in office and congress, plus the willing collusion of rinoRats, it will continue.

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