Senate Hopeful's Photos Feature Corpses, Jokes

Dr. Milton Wolf of Kansas mocks x-rays of gunshot victims

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 23, 2014 2:37 PM CST

(Newser) – A Kansas candidate for US Senate is acknowledging a "mistake" following reports he posted grisly X-rays on Facebook and joked about them. The now-removed images allegedly posted by radiologist Milton Wolf featured gun victims, one of whom suffered decapitation, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. "One of my all-time favorites," he commented, per the newspaper. "What kind of gun blows somebody's head completely off? I've got to get one of those." He likened it to a Terminator scene, saying people "find beauty in different things." Wolf reportedly noted of another gunshot victim that the patient isn't "going to complain" about his head's position in the image.

The president of a Kansas City bioethics center called the reports "beyond alarming for a professional in the field of medicine." Meanwhile, a spokesman for Sen. Pat Roberts, whom Wolf is battling for the Republican nomination, said that "for any doctor to make patient records public and then use the records for public discussion and entertainment is just unthinkable." Wolf has apologized for his comments, Politico notes, but the pro-incumbent National Republican Senatorial Committee calls his behavior "freakish," saying it is "effectively destroying any small hope that he had for a serious campaign." On another note, Wolf frequently says he's a distant cousin of President Obama, whom he's called possibly "the worst president in history," WND reports.

In this photo from Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, Milton Wolf, a Republican candidate for US Senate, answers questions during an interview in Overland Park, Kan.   (AP Photo/John Hanna)
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