UPDATE 3:57 p.m. EST:
Georgia Republican Party 11th District Chairman Brad Carver apologized Monday for saying the Alexandria shooting will help the Republican candidate in Georgia's House special election.
"Politics, human tragedy and violence don't mix," Carver said in a statement to Yahoo News. "I should not have said what I said. I apologize for my remarks."
ORIGINAL STORY: Georgia Republican Party 11th District Chairman Brad Carver told The Washington Post that last week's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia will help Republican candidate Karen Handel win Georgia's House special election.
“I'll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” Carver told The Post. “Because moderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them.”
The shooter in last week's incident that wounded House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and others, James T. Hodgkinson, was a former campaign volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). He allegedly had a list of Republican lawmakers he wanted to target during the attack.
One Georgia campaign ad created by the Principled PAC stated that if Democrat Jon Ossoff won the election, the violence would continue.
WATCH | Here's the ad.
“The unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans,” the ad’s narrator says. “When will it stop? It won’t if Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday.”
Georgia voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday Night.
Two months ago, President Trump took to Twitter to weigh in on the Georgia election race.
Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress. VERY weak on crime and illegal immigration, bad for jobs and wants higher taxes. Say NO— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2017
The Dems want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security.Their ObamaCare is dead with 100% increases in P's. Vote now for Karen H— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017
The president on Monday urged Republicans to vote.