Hours after a left-wing gunman seriously wounded Republican Rep. Steve Scalise during a GOP congressional baseball practice, a stand-up comic and writer for the Netflix show "Bill Nye Saves the World" tweeted that "if a few old ass conservative white men have to die in order to get the gun control issue discussed then I'm willing to take that risk."
The post from Marcella Arguello's Twitter account was soon deleted, but screenshots are widely available for viewing on social media, as is the archived tweet.
Presumably in reference to her deleted tweet, Arguello on June 23 posted on Twitter, "Yes, I deleted an 'offensive tweet.' Cause if the president can do it then f*** it bitch so can I."
Others on social media treated the GOP congressional shooting as a positive in the immediate aftermath.
"It's a shame more Republicans weren't shot," one Twitter user wrote. Another noted, "no i don't feel bad republicans were shot at don't @ me i don't feel bad for people that think i should die."
In addition, a New Jersey Democratic strategist was decidedly unapologetic for adding #HuntRepublicanCongressmen and #HuntRepublicans hashtags to tweets he posted after the shooting.
As for Arguello, she's posted updates since word of her now-deleted tweet got out:
I'm sorry I haven't been tweeting. I have a barrage of death threats to sift through - it's like Valentine's Day all over again!— Marcella Arguello (@Marcella Arguello)1498326454.0
(H/T: Truth Revolt)