Following last week's shooting of several Republican lawmakers during baseball practice, right-wing radio host Jesse Lee Peterson had some strong words to say on the program Right Wing Watch.
"What are the Democrats praying for? The Democrats are not of God," Peterson said in a segment posted online to Soundcloud. "All of a sudden when Scalise gets shot, when they hear about the shooting, all the children of Satan are going to come together and pray? Please!"
Peterson went on, saying, "Why would you want to pray with the children of Satan? ... They serve a different God than you. That's reality."
He insisted that Democrats "do not love God" and only care about politics, power and wealth. He cited gay marriage and the bathroom debate as examples.
According to Huffington Post, this is not the first time Peterson has said something controversial. In the past, he has said giving women the right to vote was "one of the greatest mistakes America ever made." Peterson, who is black, has also called for taking "all black people back to the South and put them on the plantation so they would understand the ethic of working."
See the baseball game after the Alexandria shooting