Republican Lawmakers React To Anti-LGBTQ Violence

Republican Lawmakers React To Anti-LGBTQ Violence

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Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt

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“It’s a damn shame that we have to hear about it.”

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Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan

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“We don’t have gay people in Ohio.”

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene

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“Before I respond—were any of them Jewish?”

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Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz

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“I can’t believe you would see the obvious evil in my eyes and still ask me about this.”

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Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis

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“My state’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law prohibits me from offering my condolences.”

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Bill Cassidy

Bill Cassidy

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“Focusing on how much I stoke anti-LGBTQ violence minimizes all the tireless work I put in every day toward endangering the lives of racial minorities, disabled people, and immigrants.”

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Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

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“…the L stands for ‘Likes to be a pedophile,’ the G stands for ‘Gotta be a pedophile,’ the B stands for ‘Boy, do I love being a pedophile,’ the T stands for…”

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Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton

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“I condemn leaving any LGBTQ people alive in the strongest possible terms.”

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Rick Scott

Rick Scott

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“I love when I see the blood. The blood that flows, softly, softly, as it runneth over the cup of humanity. I see the wretched masses roiled in blood, massive tsunamis of hot red blood crashing o’er the people of this country. I see dark crimson gusts of wind-blown blood sweeping through the streets, filling all the empty pockets of this earth; I worship the blood, and Death is my master.”

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Mike Pence

Mike Pence

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“I find it disgusting that a human being could do something that should be left to God.”

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

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“Well, it’s complicated. Do I believe that being LGBTQ is wrong? Yes. Do I believe that LGBTQ people should be denied basic human rights in America? Yes. Have I loudly trumpeted hate speech toward the LGBTQ community? Yes. But do I think that violence should come upon them? Yes.”

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John Boozman

John Boozman

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“Imagine if your son was gay or transgender. You’d fucking hate him, right? Now imagine that on a large scale, and you can see why I’m so angry.”

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Jim Inhofe

Jim Inhofe

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“For the last time, there is absolutely no connection between me wanting violence against LGBTQ people and violence against LGBTQ people, and any suggestion that I want people to commit violence against LGBTQ people just because I want people to commit violence against LGBTQ people is absurd.”

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Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

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“I’m going to try to keep all of the right-wing House members underneath me happy by giving a thumbs-up but also frowning.”

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Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

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“It’s just nice to know my repeated call to arms to slaughter LGBTQ+ actually made a difference in the world.”

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Brian Kemp

Brian Kemp

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“Whoever does the most anti-LGBTQ violence this year wins a $20 gift card for Starbucks.”

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Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin

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“What about JFK? He got shot, and he was straight.”

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Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley

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“One of my best guns is gay.”

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Rand Paul

Rand Paul

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“Don’t blame this on my rhetoric when I don’t even know what’s coming out of my mouth half the time.”

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Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz

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“I’ll watch girls do stuff together if that would help.”

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene

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“If I had been there, I would have been able to stop the crazed combat veteran who intervened.”

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Chuck Grassley

Chuck Grassley

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“No one should experience violence just because of who they love. What? Oh, sorry, I thought you were asking about actual pedophiles.”

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Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

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“My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone traumatized after learning there was a gay bar in town.”

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Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

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“If we kill enough of these people, it could really do wonders for our electoral calculus.”

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