An assistant police chief in the small Alabama town of Geraldine has issued an apology after he made a Facebook post where he posted that Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats should be targeted with a roadside bomb.
On Tuesday Jeff Buckles of the Geraldine, police department decided to use his Facebook to share his view of Nancy Pelosi tearing up a copy of Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. He suggested in the post that there would be a roadside bomb waiting on Pelosi and other “Dumbocrats.”
“Pelosi just ripped up his speech (sic),” Buckles posted publicly to his Facebook. “Road Side bomb on her way home and any other Dumbocrats.”
Buckles would later delete his post after receiving backlash.
After deleting his post Buckles issued an apology for his “venting.”
“I want to apologize for venting on FB. I have definitely offended some people with my remarks. It just rips my heart out that our great country is so divided,” Buckles posted.
On Thursday, Chuck Ables, the Mayor of Geraldine, stated that he and police Chief Heath Albright were gathering information and on Friday will meet with the town’s attorney. At that point they will decide what is the best response will be to Buckles’ actions. The mayor refused to share his feelings about the incident.
Reportedly on Thursday, Buckles did not report for work and Ables stated he was not on the schedule for Friday either. The mayor stated that Buckles has not been suspended and that Thursday and Friday were his “off days.”
Donald Trump created drama and discord at the SOTU with his words and by snubbing Nancy Pelosi’s handshake. After Trump finished with his comments Pelosi stood and ripped up the pages of the speech.
Later she would tell reporters that tearing up Trump’s untruths was “liberating.”