When gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16 in Chattanooga, Tenn., a Hamilton councilman went to Facebook to voice his sentiments.

"Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum," Ed Gore wrote at 6:04 p.m. July 16 in a Facebook post. When someone responded to Gore's statement with a comment telling Gore to not hold back, Gore added, "Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists."

Gore apologized Wednesday in an interview with The Trentonian while also explaining why he wrote the controversial statement.

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