(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) After reportedly admitting that he used his car to mow down and fatally kill a Republican teenager because of a “political argument,” Shannon Brandt was released from jail Tuesday after posting $50,000, according to court documents.
Brandt, 41, of North Dakota, was behind bars for less than three days on criminal charges related to the death of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson, who Brandt allegedly murdered because he thought the teenager was “part of a Republican extremist group.”
The horrific attack was carried out in the wake of President Joe Biden’s torrent of dangerous rhetoric demonizing Americans that he has targeted as “semi-fascist” insurrectionists who are a threat to the country and to democracy.
“Imagine if a white, 41-year-old MAGA Hat-Wearing Republican Activist chased down and ran over an 18-year-old with his car because he claimed the teen was part of a ‘Democrat Extremist Group,’” said Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk.
“The Media would cover it non-stop. So why do they ignore the murder of Cayler Ellingson?”
A left wing political terrorist is walking free after intentionally killing an 18 year old because he was a Republican just weeks after Biden declares war on MAGA.
Not one J6 defendant is charged with murder yet they are rotting pretrial in jail not allowed to post bail. pic.twitter.com/gYzlVMdJiX
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) September 21, 2022
Brandt, who admitted to being drunk at the time of the incident, told authorities that he ran down the Republican because the teen “was threatening him,” according to a probable-cause affidavit provided to Fox News Digital.
“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 affidavit stated. That was three days ago, and now Brandt is free on bail.
Democrat AG of NY: “I am filing charges on Trump’s entire family”
Republican AG of ND: “Conservative teen murdered? Sorry not my job”
Spot the difference
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 21, 2022
The increasingly violent attacks on Republicans goes beyond an isolated incident in North Dakota, said Kelley Paul, the wife of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has been on the receiving end of leftist assaults.
“In Louisville, the mayor was assaulted and a candidate was shot by a leftist. Democrats justify the assault on my husband everyday. Evil abounds.”
When you dehumanize a group of people consistently the way that Joe Biden is doing to MAGA conservatives, this becomes normalized.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 21, 2022