Ohio state Rep. Candice Keller says she absolutely positively will not resign following her remarks that drag queens, same-sex marriage, and a general disregard for God are to blame for the mass shooting that left nine people dead in Dayton, Ohio last weekend.
Shortly after the shooting, Keller took to Facebook to list all the factors she believes contributed to the massacre, among them were the “breakdown of the traditional American family,” as well as “transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates” and “the culture, which totally ignores the importance of God and the church.”
When Ohio GOP Party Chair Jane Timken called for Keller to step down, saying her comments promoted divisiveness rather than the sorely needed unity after a mass shooting, Keller dug her chunky heels in further.
“Establishment moderates have never been fans of mine because I ran against their endorsement and won,” she tells the Cincinnati Enquirer. “As the only conservative in this race, I will be taking my Senate campaign to the voters to decide.”
Keller is currently running for state Senate, but the party establishment has backed her primary opponent, State Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester township, for the nomination instead of her.
Since her remarks went viral, Keller has become the subject of ridicule on social media.
Hello it’s me Ohio Representative Candice Keller here to remind you I am in fact an idiot.
I know you thought I wasn’t but I’m here to remind you I am pic.twitter.com/cjL4BcK5SH
— fratty patty (@Farmer_Patcle) August 5, 2019
Head on over to @ohiogop and remind them that Candice Keller is a fucking ugly monster. She blames drag queens for mass shootings.
— Sharon Needles (@SHARON_NEEDLES) August 5, 2019
Live look at Candice Keller's dumbass pic.twitter.com/ME44nbk2cx
— A mike gravel stan (@RealHamptonMeme) August 5, 2019
Candice Keller thinks dudes sucking dick is a cause for mass shootings?????
I need to fight my parents for telling me an education and having intelligence were vital to being successful.
They obviously lied.
— Deon (@imnottayediggs) August 5, 2019
— Allison Glock (@AllisonGlock) August 5, 2019
Seems like it’s just as possible that Botox, fillers and too much makeup are to blame for mass shootings.. #CandiceKeller
— michele babcock (@michelebabcock) August 5, 2019
Ohio Rep. Candice Keller blames gay marriage, marijuana, open borders, "drag queen advocates," & etc. for the recent mass shootings. Guess it all started with watching Divine on #PinkFlamingos. pic.twitter.com/6TJEMDKQJX
— Diana Dee (@DianaDee16) August 5, 2019