MNGOP official takes heat for suggesting JFK was shot by Secret Service agent
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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:
Interesting theory & most believable | Accidental assassin: JFK theory alleges Secret Service agent fumbled gun http://t.co/kOgmI5g0zd-- Brandon Sawalich (@BrandonSawalich) November 21, 2013
[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.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.
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.
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:@atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.