GOP official predicts Obama will 'go to hell' after dying

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 09:50 hrs

Virginia GOP official Bob FitzSimmonds has posted a comment on his Facebook page predicting President Barack Obama's eternal damnation.

"When Obama is 90 years old and he dies and goes to Hell, he is going to say 'This is all Bush's fault,'" FitzSimmonds wrote.

FitzSimmonds now serves as chief deputy clerk for Prince William Circuit Court and treasurer of the Virginia Republican Party's State Central Committee, the Huffington Post reports.

He told the Hampton Roads Pilot in an email on Thursday that he sees nothing wrong with his comment about the president.

"My Facebook post was not about Obama going to Hell," he said, adding: "It was about his obsession with blame shifting and I don't really see anything inappropriate about it."

Cuccinelli's campaign spokesman, Noah Wall, said the Virginia attorney general disagreed with FitzSimmonds' comment and said that 'FitzSimmonds does not speak for our campaign'.

Brian Moran, chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, issued a statement on Thursday urging Cuccinelli and the Virginia GOP to condemn FitzSimmonds' statement.

"Taking to Facebook to muse on the death of the President of the United States and whether or not he will go to hell is well below the standard of conduct Virginians set for their public officials and political leaders," Moran said.

"Mr. FitzSimmonds should apologize and his close allies like Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins should condemn his inflammatory remarks immediately," he said. (ANI)

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