Phil Montag On Steve Scalise: I Hate This Motherf***er, I’m F***ing Glad He Got Shot, Wish He Was Dead [Video]

The below audio recordings are going viral, with the voice of Phil Montag speaking about the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Although Montag didn’t know how to pronounce Scalise’s name, Montag, who previously co-chaired the Nebraska Democratic Party’s technology committee, claimed he hated the Republican member of Congress. Montag said that Scalise’s whole role was to convince Republicans to make people drop their healthcare, and as such, Montag wished Scalise had died in the recent shooting.

Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb removed Montag from his position after a link to the audio was sent to the press, as reported by the Omaha World Herald. The recorded conversation happened inside a home with Montag, Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, who is the Nebraska Democratic Party Black Caucus Chair, and one of Chelsey’s friends. After the below videos had gone viral, Montag claimed to be horrified by Scalise’s shooting and claimed he didn’t want Steve to die.

Despite the words heard in the following videos, Montag claimed that his words had been edited and taken out of context. However, Kleeb confirmed that it was indeed Montag’s voice heard on the recordings.

Warning: The following video contains offensive language that might be disturbing to some listeners.

Montag was referencing the day that Scalise and four others were gunned down at a baseball practice game on June 14.

Scalise is still recovering from his injuries.