The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:
Ohio Republican Party leader Jane Timken has called on Rep. Candice Keller [photo] to resign from her Butler County seat after the lawmaker’s “shocking” comments about Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton.
Keller, R-Middletown, posted on Facebook Sunday comments that blamed “drag queen advocates,” the Democratic Congress, former President Barack Obama, violent video games and the hatred of veterans for the deaths of nine people and the shooter in Dayton early Sunday.
Her comments drew the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said on Twitter Monday that Keller should resign, tweeting “shame shame.” Timken’s request was unusual for the chairwoman, who often avoids publicity and rarely gets in the middle of political fights.