So Sad! Texas College Republican Student Calls Obama’s Assassination Attempt ‘Tempting’ in Tweet


Lauren Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, said on Twitter Wednesday that the idea of assassinating President Barack Obama was “tempting.”

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Pierce posted, “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”
The tweet came hours after police arrested a man for firing shots at the White House, leaving two bullets in the executive mansion.
Pierce joked that “it must be a slow news day” after ABC News posted a story on her comment:
Pierce told ABC News that the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”
“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way,” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.
Source: The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender