Volume 52, Number 51

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, December 18, 2014

Keisling's mass conspiracy email

KeislingBy: Amanda Hill Bond, Publisher
The internet was buzzing last week with comments from all over the world after Rep. Kelly Keisling of Byrdstown sent out a mass email to his constituents.
Rep. Keisling sent an email from a state email account containing a rumor that President Barack Obama is planning to fake his assassination to lead to the imposition of martial law in effort to stop the 2012 election. This mass forwarded email was sent to residents across the 38th District.
The Huffington Post, a liberal blog, had over 2,000 comments regarding Keisling's action with some even labeling his actions as treasonous. In the story, they reported that Keisling’s assistant confirmed that the email was sent "at Keisling's request" from a state account under an assistant’s name.
Rep. Keisling was unavailable for comment, but according to the Nashville Daily newspaper, he issued a statement through a GOP spokesman. It stated, "Earlier this week, I forwarded an email from my legislative office that should not have been sent out. The message was inappropriate for distribution. I regret the error and pledge to be more cautious regarding the information distributed from my office in the future."
Rep. Kelly Keisling represents Macon, Clay, Pickett, Fentress and Scott counties.

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