A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky, Dan Johnson who became famous after his provocative social media posts which compared former US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama to monkeys has reportedly committed suicide.
Dan Johnson’s suicide came on Wednesday night after he defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home. He was 57.
As part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years, Johnson who was elected to the state legislature in 2016, reportedly lost shot himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky according to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.
Prior to his death, Johnson who was a pastor of Heart of Fire church in Louisville sponsored a number of bills having to do with religious liberty and teaching the Bible in public schools. His suicide post on social media handle read;