Report: Missouri Auditor Fatally Shot Himself Over Rumors About His Religion
[su_right_ad]Missouri auditor Tim Schweich was upset about remarks that he perceived as anti-Semitic when word came out that he had Jewish ancestry.
Schweich had Jewish ancestry but was Christian and attended an Episcopal church just down the street from his home in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton…
On Feb. 23, Schweich told an Associated Press reporter that he believed the new chairman of the Missouri Republican Party — John Hancock — had mentioned to people in an off-handed way last year that Schweich was Jewish. Schweich said he considered the comments anti-Semitic and was so upset about them that he had knots in his stomach. He said he wanted to hold a press conference about it the next day.
Hancock has denied making anti-Semitic remarks, though he has acknowledged that he may have told some people that Schweich was Jewish because he mistakenly believed that was true. Hancock declined to comment Thursday about the circumstances of Schweich’s death.
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