SD lawmaker shares image depicting protesters hit by vehicle
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Republican South Dakota legislator is coming under fire for a meme she shared on her Facebook page depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle.
Rep. Lynn DiSanto of Box Elder shared the image Sept. 7 under the caption "All Lives Splatter." The Argus Leader reports the image was posted less than a month after a driver rammed through counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman.
DiSanto deleted the post Tuesday. She is the Republican majority whip in the state House. DiSanto did not respond to requests for comment.
South Dakota Forward and Indivisible Rapid City called on DiSanto to apologize. South Dakota Democratic Party Executive Director Sam Parkinson calls the image "offensive."
House Majority Leader Lee Qualm calls the move an error in judgment.