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New Hampshire governor denounces tweets by state Libertarian party as ‘horribly insulting’

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu.Charles Krupa/AP/file

The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire has drawn outrage for mocking the Holocaust and the death of Senator John McCain on social media, with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu calling the Twitter posts “horribly insulting.”

In a recent interview on CNN, Sununu said “that should pretty much be the end of the Libertarian Party in New Hampshire.“

“And I mean that, again, horribly insulting. That is not leadership,” he said. “That is not what people want to vote for. That is not what the type of sentiment people want in their public service.”

On Aug. 25, the anniversary of the death of Senator John McCain, the party wrote “Happy Holidays” in a post that included a photo of Meghan McCain crying over her father’s casket.

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In another tweet from Aug. 26, which has since been deleted, the party wrote: “6 million dollar minimum wage or you’re antisemitic.”

StopAntisemitism, a watchdog group, denounced the offensive message, responding: “Is the systemic murder of 6 million Jews supposed to be humorous @LPNH?”

The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire couldn’t be reached for comment.


Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney and on Instagram @emilysweeney22.