Republican lawmaker in Kentucky, Dan Johnson, who became famous after his inflammatory Facebook posts which compared former President Obama and Michelle Obama to monkeys, and who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, killed himself Wednesday night. He was 57.

Johnson who was elected to the state legislature in 2016, part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years, reportedly lost shot himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky according to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.
Johnson who was a pastor of Heart of Fire church in Louisville before his death, sponsored a number of bills having to do with religious liberty and teaching the Bible in public schools. His suicide post on Facebook reads;