BACKLASH BUILDS: Illinois State Senator Apologizes Over Images Depicting President Trump’s Execution

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.19.19

An Illinois State Senator apologized this week after pictures emerged on social media depicting the execution of President Trump at a fundraising event; saying he doesn’t “condone violence” towards the Commander-in-Chief “or anyone else.”

“I don’t condone violence toward the President or anyone else,” said State Sen. Martin Sandoval. “I apologize that something like this happened at my event.”

“As our nation grapples with the epidemic of gun violence, purposely pointing a fake gun at anyone is insensitive and wrong,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I condemn actions like the ones displayed in the pictures because they lack the civility our politics demands.”


“The apology from Sen. Sandoval for the detestable pictures from his event depicting an assassination of President Trump is too little, too late,” said Illinois Republican Party chairman Tim Schneider.

“Dangerous imagery like this will be condemned and seen as inappropriate by people of sound mind; however, a mentally unstable individual who wants to harm President Trump might find them as an inspiration,” Schneider added. “It’s inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way. If the individual pictured is a staffer or volunteer, they should be terminated immediately.”

Read the full report at the New York Post.