Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) tweeted out Wednesday a link to fundraise for her reelection campaign in response to comment from a local GOP official who said her son had been killed in a “drug deal gone bad.”
“A local GOP official said my son was killed in a “drug deal gone bad.” He later said Jordan was murdered by one of his “thug friends,” McBath wrote on twitter with a screen shot of Georgia Republican Paul Maner Facebook post. “Paul — let me be clear: This is pathetic. I am regularly attacked with falsehoods, so please – help me fight back.”
“THIS is what the lunatics like Lucy McBath for Congress Rep. Lucy McBath are all about,” Maner tweeted. “If her son hadn’t been involved with a drug deal gone bad, her son might still be alive today. Her solution, to disarm everyone who is a law abiding citizen.”
Maner Facebook post shows a link to a video from the group Secure America’s Borders, which shows Virginia State Police calling on houses before a Second Amendment Rally in Richmond.
I need you to stand with me. I can’t respond to these attacks alone, & we must respond to those who spread lies about me & my family.
Please, if you can, help out below.
— Lucy McBath (@lucymcbath) January 22, 2020
The freshman congresswoman also retweeted fellow Democrats tweets including, Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff, and founder of Moms Demand, Shannon Watts that all tweeted links to contribute to her campaign.
A Georgia state senate candidate is lying about the shooting death of Rep. @lucymcbath‘s son, Jordan Davis. Jordan was fatally shot by a white man who said his music was too loud.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 23, 2020
It saddens me that Rep. @lucymcbath must endure vicious lies spread about her murdered son.
But Lucy is strong, & we can fight back by raising grassroots dollars for Lucy right now.
⚡️Please send her campaign $10. And share.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) January 23, 2020
McBath ran for Congress in 2018 on a gun-control platform, unseating the GOP incumbent, former Rep. Karen Handel, marking the first time a Democrat has won in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in more than 30 years.