'Political Bullet' Shoots Huizar Campaign In The Foot
Michael Trujillo, a consultant for Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, was fired after sending an e-mail to supporters on Friday about putting a "political bullet" in the forehead of their campaign's opponent. "We are about to put a political bullet in between Rudy Martinez's forehead and make him pee in his pants too," the e-mail said, reports ABC Local.
Eagle Rock businessman Rudy Martinez, recently hit with questions about a 2005 incident about his possession of an LAPD badge, is running in the upcoming March 8 election for a city council seat currently held by incumbent Huizar. The highly questionable and inflammatory rhetoric of the e-mail comes only weeks after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, six people died and thirteen were injured during an public event in Tucson, AZ.
Reports ABC Local, "Martinez said he feels threatened. 'The fact that the councilman fired his campaign manager over this is quite not enough for me,' Martinez said. 'I didn't receive an apology and I'm scared for my own life, I'm scared for my family. It's sad that politics had to come to this.' "