US Republican candidate torches LGBTQ books with flamethrower

A young US Republican candidate has shared a video of herself using a flamethrower to torch library books about the LGBTQ community.

A US Republican candidate in Missouri is literally playing with fire in her quest to rid local libraries of books she claims are nefariously attempting to “groom” children.

Valentina Gomez, a 24-year-old running for Missouri’s secretary of state, shared a video of herself Tuesday using a flamethrower to torch a stack of library books about the LGBTQ+ community, the New York Post reports.

It’s a scene starlight out of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 where in a dystopian Amercia firefighters set fire to books that the government outlaws. Nazis in German also burned books.

“This is what I will do to grooming books when I become secretary of state,” Ms Gomez said in the video, which was posted on X, as intense rap music plays in the background.

After torching the two books Ms Gomez notes, “These books come from a Missouri public library”.

“When I am in office, they will burn,” she adds before the video shows a picture of her holding a large gun.

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