Minnesota Dems Suspend Official for 'Guillotine' Gibe at GOP

The comment (bottom) has costed DFL spokesperson William Davis a week without pay and a suspension. Photo: KSTP
The comment (bottom) has costed DFL spokesperson William Davis a week without pay and a suspension.

October 15, 2018 03:58 PM

Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party says it will suspend for one week a party official who wrote on Facebook that Republicans should be brought "to the guillotines" after Election Day.

Party spokesman William Davis wrote in reference to Republicans: "11.7 — bring them to the guillotines."

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Party executive director Corey Day says Davis regrets the post and has deleted it. Day said the comment stemmed from an inside joke with former co-workers that still violated the party's standards for employees.

Spokeswoman Charlene Briner said Davis would be suspended for one week without pay starting Monday.

Republicans are calling the comments "disgusting and appalling." Kory Wood, a consultant for GOP attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow's campaign, said calling to decapitate Republicans has no place in politics.

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