What a week it’s been for Ed Gillespie.
Gillespie finally admitted that he’d support any of the Republican candidates for Governor, even if it’s Corey Stewart – who calls himself the “Trump before Trump.” The same Corey Stewart who recently used a pejorative term in a public forum that leaders in his own party condemned as “racist” and only used by white supremacists. Last week, he admitted they share the same values.
But it didn’t end there. Gillespie was praised by a known hate group. Tony Perkins of The Family Research Council applauded Gillespie’s inflammatory comments supporting the discriminatory, so-called bathroom bill in North Carolina, a bill which could cost North Carolina more than $3.76 billion over the next dozen years, according to the AP. Gillespie said he’d support a similar bill in Virginia, which could bring along the national public humiliation, condemnation, and lost economic opportunity that North Carolina has faced.
“Birds of a feather flock together and Gillespie has certainly stuck close to his this week,” said Lizzy Price, American Bridge spokesperson. “Ed Gillespie has aligned himself with those that spew hate and divide Virginians, and their shared agenda has the potential to wreak havoc on Virginia’s economy in the process.”
ED GILLESPIE: “…I will support our nominee regardless of whether it’s me or someone else…” [Amherst County GOP Forum, 4/1/2017]
Published: Apr 7, 2017