Jacob Burris, campaign manager to Arkansas Democratic Congressional candidate, Ken Aden, arrived home to a horrifying site Sunday evening. The Burris family cat was laying dead on the doorstep of their house with its head bashed in, an eyeball barely hanging from the socket and the word ‘liberal’ in black marker on its side.
“To kill a child’s pet is just unconscionable,” Aden said Monday morning. “As a former combat soldier, I’ve seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is definitely part of the worst of humanity,” he said.
“It is one thing to engage in civil political discourse, and for Republicans and Democrats to disagree with each other, which is an expected part of the political process. Taking it to this level is beyond unacceptable,” Aden said.
Aden does not believe that his opponent, incumbent Congressman Steve Womack, is responsible.
“We suspect this is the action of a rogue individual or group of individuals who are the type of folks that stoop to the lowest common denominator instead of engaging in civil political discourse,” Aden said. “It is unfortunate this has occurred, and we will await the results of the police and federal investigations.”