Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who featured armed family members in her Christmas card, and who later said she would like to shoot Syrian refugees in the head, is coming to Minnesota later this month.
The controversial Nevada lawmaker is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota's 2016 Convention on January 23, 2016. The Republican Liberty Caucus is an affiliate organization of the Republican Party of Minnesota.
Fiore's family Christmas card, which featured many of her family members armed with guns, generated numerous headlines across the country. The Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota's website acknowledges Fiore "creating controversy" with the "Christmas card of her family packing heat."
On an episode of her radio show, "Walk the Talk With Michele Fiore" in November, Fiore was discussing why she had not yet signed a letter that called for a review of federal refugee resettlement programs.
What, are you kidding me? I'm about to fly to Paris and shoot 'em in the head myself. I mean, I am not okay with Syrian refugees. I am not okay with terrorists. I'm okay with putting them down - blacking them out. Just put a piece of brass in their ocular cavity and end their miserable life. I'm good with that.
In a later interview with the Associated Press, Fiore said she "was not talking about the refugees" when she made her comments, but added that she did not want Syrian refugees in Nevada.
An online petition was started calling for Fiore to resign for her comments about shooting Syrian refugees in the head. Fiore has filed paperwork to run for Congress in Nevada this year.
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