February 26, 2020/Media
ICYMI: Hate Defines Texas Republicans Again, Prominent Texas Republican Official Compares LBGTQ Republicans to “Murderers and Burglars”ICYMI: Hate Defines Texas Republicans Again, Prominent Texas Republican Official Compares LBGTQ Republicans to “Murderers and Burglars”
Austin, TX — Today, less than a week after a Texas Republican Congressional candidate compared a borderless nation to a woman being sexually assaulted, another prominent Texas Republican has made another hateful, disgusting comparison, this time comparing LGBTQ Republicans to “murderers and burglars.”
- “Early on Wednesday morning, a Texas Republican Party official took to Facebook to attack the ‘Log Cabin Republicans,’ the GOP’s LGBTQ advocacy arm.”
- “‘As a group [LCR] is no longer about an individual participating, but it is an express advocacy group, and the LCR’s unique identity is homosexuality which is in conflict with the principles & platform of the Republican Party,’ wrote Sue Evenwel. ‘The party would also not allow express advocacy groups for murders, burglars, adulterers or fornicators, yet there may be some among us dealing with those issues who are also Republicans working and voting for our candidates.’”
- “Evenwel, the chairwoman of the Titus County Republican Party, is also a member of the State Republican Executive Committee, which is currently grappling with the future of the LCR’s status within the state party.”
- “She is best known for being a lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Evenwel v. Abbott, in which she argued that federal courts should force states to apportion legislative districts using the number of eligible voters, rather than the total population. Such a change would have invalidated nearly all state legislative lines in the country, and forced lawmakers to draw up districts that are overwhelmingly more rural, white, and conservative.”
Disgusting. Hate and extremism within the Texas Republican Party continue while John Cornyn, Greg Abbott, and the Republican establishment remain silent.