Cruel Republican politician calls for trans people to be executed by firing squad

A Republican politician and former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives has called for trans people to be executed by firing squad.

Robert Foster served in the state’s House of Representatives from 2016 to 2020, and in 2019 embarked on a failed campaign to become governor of Mississippi.

During his time as a representative, Foster authored Mississippi’s death penalty legislation, which allows for executions by gas chamber, electrocution and firing squad.

On Thursday, 24 March, Foster tweeted: “Some of y’all still want to try and find political compromise with those that want to groom our school aged children and pretend men are women, etc. I think they need to be lined up against [a] wall before a firing squad to be sent to an early judgment.”

While his tweet was taken down by the social media platform, his account remains active and he continued to spew transphobic bile.

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