The Washington Blade took a well deserved swipe at two big-name U.S. Senate contenders.
Shakeups in the U.S. Senate led to news Tuesday that two prominent Republicans and former presidential candidates who have anti-LGBT records — Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann — may run in 2018.
Following passage of tax reform legislation, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced he’d retire after four decades in the Senate, opening the door for Mitt Romney, who had publicly mulled the idea of running for the seat.
Meanwhile, former Rep. Michele Bachmann said on the Christian Broadcasting Network she’s considering a run for the seat in Minnesota being vacated by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) amid allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
Bachmann, however, said she’s not certain and would consult God on whether she’s being called to pursue the open seat.
(We thought God didn’t pick winners and losers???)
“If you’re going against the tide in D.C., if you’re trying to stand for biblical principles, and you stick your head up, the blades come whirring and they try to chop you off,” Bachmann said during the interview. “We’re trying to be wise. Should we do this? Shouldn’t we do this?”
Both Romney and Bachmann have extensive anti-LGBT records as public officials
Californian Fred Karger, a gay consultant to Republican presidential candidates, said Hatch is retiring to make room for Romney because the Mormon Church pushed out the former “in favor of a more obedient Mormon Church member.”
“Mormon Church leaders have been on a full-time mission for over a year to do just that,” Karger said.
On this point, Fred’s right.