A North Carolina gun shop is facing backlash after putting up a billboard that calls four Democratic congresswomen “idiots.”
“The four horsemen are idiots,” the billboard (pictured below) states, with the word “cometh” crossed out. The billboard features pictures of the four members of the “squad,” which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14).
Cherokee Guns, the shop responsible for the billboard, is also handing out bumper-sticker versions of the advertisement.
“Alright my fellow infidels for Trump… due to overwhelming demand you may come by the shop and get your very own four horsemen cometh sticker,” the gun shop wrote on Facebook. “Snowflakes and liberals are not eligible.”
Pressley condemned the billboard in a statement posted to Twitter Tuesday and called on Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) to “do the right thing.”
“Racist rhetoric from the occupant of the White House has made hate our new normal. We are still vulnerable,” she said. “Rep. Mark Meadows—Cherokee Guns is in your district and you and I serve on a committee together. Here’s your chance to finally do the right thing.”
#Racist rhetoric from the occupant of the @WhiteHouse has made hate our new normal. We are still vulnerable. @RepMarkMeadows – Cherokee Guns is in your district & you and I serve on a committee together. Here’s your chance to finally do the right thing. https://t.co/IvR1eunFQt
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) July 30, 2019
Omar retweeted Pressley’s comments, but Meadows hasn’t responded to the matter.
According to The Hill, an employee at the gun shop said he was given instructions on what to do if any “threatening liberals” protest at the store.
“Show them the door, or your gun, and tell them they can buy their own billboard and pay for it like I did,” the employee reportedly said.
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Photo by Cherokee Billboard.