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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Kyle Tasker taking heat, Stella Tremblay ‘connects the dots’

Kyle Tasker (Credit: YouTube screenshot)

Kyle Tasker (Credit: YouTube screenshot)

Another N.H. state representative is under fire, this time for comments made on a Facebook page.

Rep. Kyle Tasker, a Nottingham Republican, posted a YouTube video of from Atlanta radio host and YouTuber Tommy Sotomayor that included footage of a black woman having an argument on a bus, then throwing her baby to someone before tackling another passenger (WARNING: The video contains some explicit language).

At the end of the video Sotomayor said “black women are the worst stewards of children on the planet. They are the worst mothers by a long shot.”

In the comments of his Facebook post (which have since been deleted), Tasker was asked if he thought Sotomayor was racist by another House member.

Tasker replied: “He thinks black women are the least fit people on earth to rear children. So not really.”

However, Tasker said he doesn’t endorse Sotomayor’s point of view.

On Tuesday he told the Huffington Post, “I gave a non-definitive answer. I don’t think he’s a racist since he’s black and has a problem with other black people. I think he’s more sexist,” Tasker said. “I am more interested in the first two minutes of the video, the woman throwing her baby against the wall.”

This isn’t the first time Tasker have become the news. Early last year he took heat after he dropped a gun in the State House as he made his way to a House committee hearing.

In other news

∎ Rep. Stella Tremblay emailed her colleagues with what she says is evidence to support her allegations that the Boston Marathon bombings were perpetrated by the federal government.

∎ The organizers of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign have apologized for naming Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a victim during the rally in Concord on Tuesday.

 It’s moose lottery day tomorrow!

∎ College campuses could get crazy come election day in 2016.

 Senators from New Hampshire and Texas have written John Kerry about two missing freelance journalists. N.H. native James Foley has been missing since November.

∎ The Vermont police say a N.H. man shot and killed his ex-wife’s husband and then himself.

 The N.H. National Guard-led Beyond the Horizon – El Salvador 2013, a three-month humanitarian effort, has concluded.

∎ New Hampshire’s Civil Air Patrol is beginning to switch roles.

∎ Do you like to plan ahead? Here’s a few ideas for Independence Day.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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