A consultant for Councilman Jose Huizar was fired on Sunday after he proclaimed that the councilman’s reelection campaign was poised to put a “political bullet” in the forehead of rival Rudy Martinez, according to the L.A. Now. Consultant Michael Trujillo described the wording in a memo sent to supporters as “tongue-in-cheek.” But another campaign consultant for Huizar said the remarks, made one month after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, were “inappropriate.” In addition to the “political bullet” remark, Trujillo’s email contained some other graphic imagery, according to a copy obtained by the Times:
“I treated him like I was a cat playing with a trapped mouse,” wrote Trujillo. “Well, now he is going to be the dead rat he really is….We are about to put a political bullet in between Rudy Martinez’s forehead and make him pee in his pants too.”
The election for the 14th Council District, which stretches from Eagle Rock and Mt. Washington to Boyle Heights and El Sereno, will be held on March 8.