Requiem for a young Republican
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • 6 days ago • 135 comments
Cayler Ellingson was only 18 years old. His life came to an end Sunday morning after a heated political argument with 41 year old Shannon Brandt. Brandt killed Ellingson with his SUV in an alley. Ellingson you see, was a Republican and the president recently called certain Republicans. Biden said they were a threat to the very foundation of the Republic. Brandt has been charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a deadly accident. Brandt quickly left the scene of the incident and was arrested at his home. He is free on $50,000 bond.
Mr Brandt seems to have little remorse. He claims that he was drunk at the time as if it were some kind of excuse. Brandt didn't care for the bail amount, saying he was not a flight risk.
"I have a job, a life and a house and things that I don't exactly want to see go by the wayside — family that are very important to me," he said."
"Brandt admitted to striking the pedestrian with his car because he had a political argument with the pedestrian and believed the pedestrian was calling people to come get him," the court document continues. "
Shannon Brandt, 41, is charged in the vehicular death of a North Dakota teenager he claimed occurred after a political argument. (Foster County Sheriff)
"Brandt reportedly called 911 to report the crash, authorities said. Authorities said he was allegedly drunk at the time. Court documents said he told a 911 dispatcher the teen was part of a Republican "extremist group" and was calling people to go after him following an unspecified political argument. "
Joe Biden and his fellow democrats show little signs that they will tone down the rhetoric.
This is what comes of demonizing one's opponents.