Dropping his moderate disguise, Steve Pearce pals around with extreme anti-LGBTQ+ buddies Scott Garrett and Rick Perry; Tries to Disguise Koch Money

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Dropping his moderate disguise, Steve Pearce pals around with extreme anti-LGBTQ+ buddies Scott Garrett and Rick Perry; Tries to Disguise Koch Money

Today, Steve Pearce let his moderate Republican mask slip a bit, revealing his extreme views and record, when he announced a major donation from an anti-LGBTQ+ PAC and took glamour shots with anti-LGBTQ+ politician Rick Perry, after trying to hide his contributions from the Koch Brothers.

In a finance filing yesterday, Pearce reported a contribution from SCOTT PAC, a New Jersey group affiliated with ex-rep Scott Garrett, who lost a re-election bid after he said “he would withhold his [NRCC] dues unless the party stopped
supporting gay candidates.‚ÄĚ

Garrett might be the only public figure who likes electing LGBT people less than Rick Perry,¬†who said he was ‚Äúdeeply troubled‚Ä̬†by the election of a gay student body president at Texas A&M.

‚ÄúThe saying that you can judge a man by the company he keeps rings true when it comes to Steve Pearce,‚ÄĚ said¬†Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. ‚ÄúThese ties reaffirm what we already knew: Steve Pearce would be a disaster for thousands upon thousands of LGBTQ+ New Mexicans and we‚Äôre offended by his attempts to look like a moderate Republican.‚ÄĚ

Pearce and Perry can almost complete one another’s sentences when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues.

  • Perry¬†suggested¬†that Texans who supported same sex marriage should ‚Äúmove to California,‚ÄĚ a place where Pearce¬†says¬†they‚Äôll ‚Äúmarry everybody with AIDS.‚ÄĚ
  • Perry¬†has compared¬†being gay to alcoholism, and Steve Pearce¬†took to the house floor to compare¬†judicial support for same sex marriage to the Dred Scott decision upholding slavery.

Pearce and Scott Garrett worked together for years to undermine same sex marriage and civil rights protections.

  • Both cosponsored constitutional amendments to ban same sex marriage in¬†2003,¬†2004, and¬†2006.
  • Both¬†cosponsored¬†the so-called ‚ÄúFirst Amendment Defense Act‚ÄĚ which would protect businesses if they want to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.

And, in a strange attempt to hide cash from the Koch Brothers, Pearce reported a $5,500 contribution from ‚ÄúKock Industries‚ÄĚ:

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