Update: Karen Marshall submitted her letter of resignation as VP of programs for the Gallatin County Republican Women on October 23, 2017. Thanks to everyone who took this action and demanded she be let go!
On Thursday, Karen Marshall, the vice president of programs for Gallatin County Republican Women, told Voices of Montana that she would have shot Ben Jacobs of The Guardian if he had approached her the way Jacobs approached now-U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) in May to ask a question about health care. Gianforte body-slammed and punched Jacobs during that encounter and was subsequently convicted of misdemeanor assault.
“If that kid had done to me what he did to Greg, I would have shot him,” Marshall told the Voices of Montana radio program. She made the comment after calling in during a radio interview of John Heenan, a Democrat who hopes to run against Gianforte in 2018.
Karen Marshall donated $2,700, the federal maximum, to Gianforte’s congressional campaign in 2016.
Please contact the Gallatin County Republican Women through one of the channels below and give them the following message:
I am contacting you today to ask you to fire Karen Marshall immediately. There is no place in our democracy for the threatening comments Marshall made about reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian. Her comments reflect the views of anti-democratic dictators like Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte rather than an American who respects freedom of the press under the First Amendment. We do NOT shoot journalists in this country for doing their job, we salute them. I will be watching your actions closely and driving more concerned citizens to you if you fail to remove Karen Marshall from your organization promptly.
Gallatin County Republican Women
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