Fla. GOP members shoot Muslim targets at gun range
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- South Florida Republicans held a weekly meeting at a gun range, shooting at targets including cut-outs of a Muslim holding a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
The GOP candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired at a full-body silhouette with "DWS" written next to its head.
Wasserman Schultz declined comment, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee called the Tuesday event "extremist" and "sexist."
Robert Lowry, who's vying for Wasserman Schultz's seat, initially described his target as a joke. Minutes later, he called it a mistake.
Others refused to apologize for the Southeast Broward Republican Club event, featuring assault rifles and handguns. A conservative activist said they should stand up for their beliefs in the heavily Democratic county.
This is a sick bunch of puppies, that's all I can say.
It was bad enough when a healthcare reform protester hung a Congressman in effigy. It was easy for groups like the GOP-supported Americans For Prosperity to distance themselves from the act (though that’s debatable).
But there’s no backing away from this. None.