A three-term Republican state representative and homemaker from Auburn has drawn the red-hot ire of Republicans and Democrats alike for her comment on Glenn Beck's Facebook page that the Boston Marathon bombings were a "Black Ops terrorist attack" by the U.S. government.
Stella Tremblay commented: "The Boston Marathon was a Black Ops 'terrorist' attack. One suspect killed, the other one will be too before they even have a chance to speak. Drones and now "terrorist" attacks by our own Government. Sad day, but a "wake up" to all of us."
Harrell Kirstein, spokesman for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, called Tremblay an embarrassment to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, her constituents and the state. In a press release, Kirstein said, "How long will it take Republican U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senate Republican Leader Jeb Bradley, and House Republican Leader Gene Chandler to condemn Representative Tremblay's vile and chilling comments? Tremblay's post is further proof of what can only be called an epidemic of disgusting and shockingly inappropriate behavior by members of the New Hampshire Republican Party."
Matthew Slater, executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, also wasted no time in denouncing the comment, which was posted to Beck's Facebook page on the Friday after the marathon bombings.
"It is hard to believe that just days after the cowardly acts of terror took place in our backyard that Representative Tremblay would thoroughly discredit herself with her bizarre, embarrassing and unfounded comments," Slater said. "New Hampshire Republicans strongly reject her outlandish views and believe that anybody who holds such bizarre beliefs should not be taken seriously."
House Republican Leader Gene Chandler also issued a statement today denouncing Tremblay's remarks as "highly offensive, egregious, and irrational.
"I am ashamed that Rep. Tremblay saw fit to disseminate radical conspiracy theories online," Chandler added. "She in no way represents the views of the caucus, the Republican party or the Granite State."
Messages seeking comment were left for Tremblay at her home and legislative email addresses, as well as voicemail. Tremblay represents Auburn, Chester and Sandown.