Democratic Senate Hopeful In Missouri Mocks Opponent Who Pointed Gun At BLM Protesters
Written by Black Voices on June 9, 2021
Democrat Lucas Kunce, who’s operating for an open Senate seat in Missouri, launched a marketing campaign advert Wednesday mocking considered one of his opponents, Republican Mark McCloskey, who drew nationwide outrage final summer season when he and his spouse pointed weapons at Black Lives Matter protesters exterior their St. Louis mansion.
Within the video, Kunce cocks a firearm, seems to intention it at one thing, after which says: “You already know what? Overlook it. I don’t need to do the sort of factor… Stunts like that, these are for these clowns on the opposite aspect, like that ‘Mansion Man’ Mark McCloskey.”
Kunce ― a former Marine who declared his candidacy in March ― then challenges his opponent to apologize to the folks he “threatened with lethal pressure.” He affords to provide McCloskey a “U.S. Marine-led weapons coaching class” in return.
McCloskey and his spouse, who shouted and waved their weapons at racial justice protesters exterior their home in June 2020, have been indicted final 12 months and charged with illegal use of a weapon. They’re as a result of stand trial later this 12 months.
McCloskey spoke on the 2020 Republican Nationwide Conference and earned the reward of then-President Donald Trump. He introduced his run for Senate final month.
Kunce and McCloskey are amongst a slew of candidates operating for the seat being vacated by Sen. Roy Blunt (R), who has stated he won’t search one other time period.
Democrat Scott Sifton, a Missouri state senator from 2013 till earlier this 12 months, can also be operating for Blunt’s seat, as are Republicans Eric Greitens, a former Missouri governor who resigned amid an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, and Eric Schmitt, the state’s legal professional common.
Kunce is operating as a progressive candidate, not accepting any company PAC cash and calling for common well being care, legalizing marijuana and breaking apart company monopolies.
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