South Carolina – Todd Kincannon, the former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, used social media to give life to his solution to the Ebola crisis. Via Twitter, Kincannon called for anyone who contracts Ebola to be executed. Later, he upped the ante by saying any city where Ebola has been confirmed should be bombed off the face of the Earth, starting with Dallas.
“People with Ebola in the U.S. need to be humanely put down immediately,” he said through Twitter. “The protocol for a positive Ebola test should be immediate humane execution and sanitization of the whole area. That will save lives.”
When asked what he meant by the term ‘sanitization’ he responded, “Bomb them back to the stone age. Use nukes. Dallas must be wiped off the map.”
His Tweets sparked some outrage among many. Some pointed out that killing 1.25 million people after a single case of Ebola had been confirmed seemed excessive. Kincannon disagreed, Tweeting, “Ebola has a strong transmission vector through health care personnel. No effective way to contain while treating. Mass extermination only viable alternative.”
Aware that stopping the spread of Ebola in the U.S. was only the first step, Kincannon advocated using nuclear weapons on infected areas in Africa, saying the people of Africa have only themselves to blame.
“The people of Africa are to blame for why it’s so shitty,” he tweeted. “They could stop eating each other and learn calculus at any time… We need to be napalming villages from the air right now. No reason not to start with Dallas.”
This is not the first time Kincannon has used Twitter to post controversial remarks. He previously used the social media channel to mock Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin, call for transgendered individuals to be placed in concentration camps, lament that Michael Prysner- an Iraq war veteran who became an anti-war protester- didn’t come home in a body bag, and saying that Ray Rice had every right to beat his fiance.
He has also long made a series of statements insulting and degrading Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, whom, in his most recent series of Tweets, he claimed was key to his anti-Ebola plan.
“We should put Wendy Davis’ vagina in charge of the Ebola outbreak,” he Tweeted. “It will kill all of them without mercy and go to Nordstrom’s afterwards.”