Democrat Congressman’s Brother Tells Pro-Life Republican Opponent “Burn In Hell And Die”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 21, 2020   |   4:50PM   |   Washington, DC

A spokesperson for pro-abortion U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb appeared to wish death on his pro-life Republican challenger Saturday when he tweeted the message “Burn in hell and die” along with candidate Sean Parnell’s name.

The Daily Wire reports Lamb’s brother Coleman Lamb shared the “burn in hell and die” post, which was written by another Twitter user, and added, “Can add @SeanParnellUSA here.” The original post later was deleted.

Lamb is a pro-abortion Democrat who represents western Pennsylvania. He is facing a tough challenge from Parnell, a pro-life Republican whose campaign has vastly out-raised Lamb’s in the swing district, Real Clear Politics reports.

Parnell said it is disappointing to see Lamb’s brother stoop so low.

“It is distasteful and hateful rhetoric that has no place in political discourse,” Parnell said in a statement. “In the spirit of today’s cancel culture, one would expect calls for Coleman Lamb’s immediate dismissal. However, I believe that everyone needs a little grace from time to time. As despicable as Coleman Lamb’s comments are, everyone makes mistakes, and I hope that Coleman Lamb, Conor Lamb, and their campaign team can learn from it.”

Abby Nassif-Murphy, Lamb’s campaign manager, insisted that Coleman “did not threaten anyone,” according to the report. However, she said he should have realized how the comment could be misinterpreted.

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“It was intemperate and [Coleman] should’ve realized how it could be misconstrued,” Nassif-Murphy told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We think everyone from the President on down to Conor’s brother should think more, tweet less, and be nicer to each other.”

Parnell is a pro-life Republican, and Lamb is a pro-abortion Democrat who claimed to be a moderate during his first campaign for U.S. Congress. He earned an F rating from the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.

In June, Parnell slammed Lamb for failing to follow through on his promises to voters.

“Conor Lamb said he would oppose Nancy Pelosi, but he votes with her over 92 percent of the time,” Parnell said, according to Breitbart. “[Lamb’s] very first ad he was shooting an AR-15, now he has an F-rating with the NRA. … He campaigns around the district and says he is pro-life but he votes against the Born Alive [Abortion Survivors Protection] Act,” which would have required basic medical care to be provided to babies who survive abortions.