MNGOP official takes heat for suggesting JFK was shot by Secret Service agent

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Today is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, and to commemorate, most everyone is offering their theory about what really happened on that fateful Friday afternoon in Dallas.

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One person who thinks JFK's assassination was an inside job of sorts is Brandon Sawalich, the current finance chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party and a onetime candidate for MNGOP chair.

Yesterday, Sawalich tweeted that he thinks the "most believable" theory about JFK's assassination is that he was accidentally shot in the head by a jittery Secret Service agent: Here's how the NBC News report linked in his tweet explains the theory:
[The theory holds] that after Lee Harvey Oswald rattled off multiple shots at the motorcade carrying Kennedy past the Texas School Book Depository, a Secret Service agent riding in a car immediately behind the presidential limousine grabbed his Colt AR-15 high-velocity rifle to return fire.

But when his car stopped suddenly, the theory holds, Agent George Hickey lost his balance and accidentally discharged his weapon, sending a .223-caliber round rocketing into Kennedy's head -- the wound that later killed the 35th president...

[But] no eye witnesses have gone on-record claiming to have seen Hickey firing an accidental shot and the Secret Serviceman denied firing his weapon. And none of the seven other people riding in the follow-up vehicle -- five Secret Service agents and two presidential aides -- reported a bullet whistling past their heads.
Sawalich is hardly alone in his belief that JFK's death involved more than just Lee Harvey Oswald. According to the NBC report, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the assassination was a conspiracy of some sort.

Nonetheless, former MNGOP Senate caucus communications director Michael Brodkorb was shocked a Republican official would suggest JFK's assassination was an inside job, even if the kill shot was fired accidentally: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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hooya
hooya

Brandon Sawalich wasn't making an ignorant comment.  Clearly, he's familiar with the friendly-fire theory disclosed in the recent documentary called "JFK - The Smoking Gun" or and the books: "Mortal Error" and "JFK - The Smoking Gun".

There is some legitimacy to the Secret Service friendly-fire theory based on the ballistics evidence that relates to Shot 3. It appears the mystery of the JFK assassination may have been 'quietly' resolved some time ago and we're just finding out about it now.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Truth be told, no one knows the truth. That is what makes it so riveting even 50 years later. 


Shayne O'Neil
Shayne O'Neil

Watch the actual footage again before you idiots start bashing someone who questions the government narrative . I don't think it was ss but the one behind Kennedy was told to stand down and make him vulnerable. Congress in the late 70's concluded there was more than one shooter. FYI , Kennedy wouldn't be allowed to speak at your open tent , god hating dnc convention today . Let alone be a presidential nominee for the left.

Lyndale1
Lyndale1

RE  Twitter Profiles above- People putting where they work on their twitter page..... pretty dumb if you ask me. I flipped through some things on the profile and there is biased political stuff too yikes. When you are asking for public support that is a huge no in my book. 


CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

This guy is a special level of moron even for the MNGOP.. Far more damning to just repeat the truth. Kennedy was killed by a Communist Progressive.

David Olson
David Olson

How long before you get Chris Kluwe's opinion on the matter?

Jason Gabbert
Jason Gabbert

FYI: The Kennedy limo is on display at the Ford Museum in Detroit, along with Reagan's limo from when he was shot and several other historic presidental limos and other stuff. Looking at the Kennedy car just makes the hair on your arms stand up. It's really something to see. Also, it is not black, as everyone thinks. It's navy blue. Beautiful automobile and the odd thing is they used it for years after the assassination. Ford Motors actually leased these vehicles to the government, which is why Ford got them back after the lease expired. Otherwise, the government would have kept the limo.

Jason Gabbert
Jason Gabbert

Connelly was in the jump seat with his wife. The front seat had the driver and another agent.

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

Speaking of which - whose bright idea was it that having agents ride on platforms on the back bumper was, somehow, "protecting" anyone?

Wayne Perkins
Wayne Perkins

Yeah the SS theory is so preposterous... Unbelievable a politician would put himself out there like that. Smh

Jason Gabbert
Jason Gabbert

At least it's plausible to think Oswald was the triggerman in part of a larger conspiracy, but it's another to throw out such ridiculous crap that it makes you look like a fool. Three shots were fired in a matter of seconds. Secret Service agents barely had time to figure out what was going on, let alone draw their service weapons and accidentally fire a deadly shot into JFK's head. Zapruder film shows that by the time the agent in the front seat turned around, JFK was already dead from two shot into his neck and head. How about the media stop giving these wingnut wackos attention whenever they come up with some "theory"? It's not a theory, it's just garbage coming out of someone mouth. Let's just say space aliens killed Kennedy -- it's just as believable.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

@Ran Dazzle Very true. But, the other side isn't perfect even if sources like this site play exclusively on one side of the fence. 

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