[Madison, WI] – In case you missed it, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Andrew Hitt appeared on the Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel and called out Wisconsin Democrats for their silence on the murder of Bernell Trammell.
Bernell Trammell was murdered outside his office in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood last Thursday afternoon. Trammell was well-known in the community for his support of a number of candidates and issues, including his support of President Donald Trump.
“Well, not only do we not see coverage in national news, but we’re not seeing anything or hearing any reaction from Democrat leaders in Milwaukee,” said Andrew Hitt, Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “We haven’t heard anything from Mayor Barrett, we haven’t heard anything from Congresswoman Gwen Moore, nothing from Governor Evers, nothing from Attorney General Josh Kaul.”
Hitt called for a federal investigation into the murder of Bernell Trammell last Friday. No matter if Trammell’s murder was politically motivated or not, Federal, state, and local officials need to do everything in their power to ensure local law enforcement has the support and resources they need to get answers for Bernell Trammell’s family, friends and neighbors.
In a video obtained by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Trammell is seen saying, “Well that’s why I’m over here today. Over there, they’re just about ready to kill me, you know what I mean? They came out on the street,” just days before he was murdered. In the days following Mr. Trammell’s murder, a concerned community activist approached Republican Party of Wisconsin staff in the Bronzeville office to discuss their concerns that Mr. Trammell’s murder was politically motivated. The individual provided extensive footage of Trammell’s outspoken support of President Donald Trump which the Republican Party of Wisconsin provided exclusively to the Ingraham Angle.
The Milwaukee Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding Bernell Trammell’s murder to contact at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.
Read the full write-up here, watch the full clip here, or read excerpts below.
Wisconsin GOP chairman calls Black Trump supporter’s murder ‘a low point’: ‘It is scary, it is terrifying’
The Ingraham Angle, Fox News Channel
July 30, 2020
Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt told “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday that the recent killing of Bernell Trammell, a Black community activist and Black Lives Matter supporter who backed President Trump’s reelection, marked a “low point” in American political discourse.
Host Laura Ingraham agreed, playing video of Trammell taken just days before his murder. In the clip, he tells a bystander that he had to move from a street corner where he had been standing with his pro-Trump regalia because “over there they were just about ready to kill me.”
“It is so chilling to sit there and hear it and watch all of those videos,” Hitt said. “It is scary, it is terrifying when you think about it. We are a little under 100 days out from the presidential election. And there is a real possibility that Trammell was killed as a result of his political beliefs for supporting President Trump.”
“It is hard to see where we go from here,” added Hitt, who criticized Democratic Gov. Anthony Evers, Milwaukee-area U.S. Rep Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Wisconsin State Attorney General Joshua Kaul for not speaking out or taking action in the wake of Trammell’s death.
“Not only do we not see coverage [on the] national news, but we are not seeing anything or hearing any reaction from Democrat leaders in Milwaukee,” he said.
“We have somebody who stood up every day, got out onto a street corner supporting the president, talking about his political views, and he is dead now,” Hitt went on. “And we are less than 100 days from an election. This is worth talking about, worth thinking about and being concerned about.”
Hitt, himself a former Milwaukee County prosecutor, added that he has called on U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger to commence a federal investigation into what happened to Trammell. On Monday, Milwaukee police released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection with Trammell’s death.