South Dakota Lawmaker Apologizes for Facebook Post

South Dakota Republican state Rep. Lynne DiSanto Photo: AP/James Nord, File
South Dakota Republican state Rep. Lynne DiSanto

September 20, 2017 11:54 AM

A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a "lack of judgment."

Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver hit counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman.

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DiSanto told the Rapid City Journal she should have taken that into consideration, and doesn't condone protesters being hit by vehicles.

The real estate company that apparently employed DiSanto posted on Facebook she's no longer with the firm. Keller Williams Realty Black Hills didn't immediately respond to an Associated Press request for comment.

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House Majority Leader Lee Qualm tells the AP the incident won't affect DiSanto's position as House majority whip.

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