Virginia Republican party official Bob FitzSimmonds recently wrote on his Facebook page that President Obama was going to Hell, but then later claimed the posting "was not about Obama going to Hell."
FitzSimmonds, who is also the chief deputy clerk of Prince William Circuit Court, wrote on Facebook: "When Obama is 90 years old and he dies and goes to hell, he is going to say "this is all Bush's fault."
FitzSimmonds later told the Virginia-Pilot: “My Facebook post was not about Obama going to Hell. It was about his obsession with blame shifting and I don’t really see anything inappropriate about it.”
A spokesman for GOP Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, said: “Mr. FitzSimmonds does not speak for our campaign, and we don’t agree with his assessment.”
Virginia Democratic Party chairman Brian Moran told the Virginia-Pilot: "Taking to Facebook to muse on the death of the President of the United States and whether or not he will go to hell is well below the standard of conduct Virginians set for their public officials and political leaders."
"Mr. Fitzsimmonds should apologize and his close allies like Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins should condemn his inflammatory remarks immediately."