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Colorado Radio Host Fired for Suggesting 'Nice School Shooting' to Distract from Impeachment

A shocking comment led to the swift firing of a radio host this week.

On Wednesday, Chuck Bonniwell — who co-hosted a conservative talk show with his wife, Julie Hayden, on Colorado’s 710 KNUS station — made an insensitive attempt at a joke, telling listeners that he wished for a “nice school shooting” to take over the news cycle and distract from coverage of President Donald Trump‘s impeachment.

According to an audio clip of the segment, Bonniwell laughed while starting a discussion about the “never-ending impeachment of Donald Trump.”

“You know, you wish for a nice school shooting to interrupt the monotony,” he said, chuckling as Hayden cut him off.

“No, no, don’t even — don’t even say that,” Hayden said. “No, don’t even say that. Don’t call us. Chuck didn’t say that.”

Bonniwell can be heard trying to walk back his words, claiming he didn’t want anyone to be hurt.

In response to backlash, the radio station — which is based in Aurora, Colorado, a community that’s been rocked by mass shootings — issued a statement saying it was cancelling the Chuck & Julie show.
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