Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), thought it would be a good idea to post a tweet in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month on Wednesday evening, but she quickly got reminded of her hypocrisy.
Human Rights Campaign noted just last month that “2021 has officially surpassed 2015 as the worst year for anti-LGBTQ legislation in recent history,” adding:
“More than 250 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures in 2021, including:
“At least 35 bills that would prohibit transgender youth from being able to access best-practice, age-appropriate, gender-affirming medical care At least 69 bills that would prohibit transgender youth (and in some cases college students) from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity At least 43 bills that would allow people to assert a religious belief as justification for failing to abide by the law or provide services to people of whom they disapprove At least 15 bills that would prohibit transgender people from having access to restrooms or locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.”
Despite that, McDaniel posted this:
Happy #PrideMonth!@GOP is proud to have doubled our LGBTQ support over the last 4 years, and we will continue to grow our big tent by supporting measures that promote fairness and balance protections for LGBTQ Americans and those with deeply held religious beliefs.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 2, 2021
The response was immediate and harsh:
Literally the first thing the Trump administration did was to erase all LGBTQ content from all federal websites.
Your party is anti-LGBTQ
Your party’s platform is anti-LGBTQ
— Brion Neeley-Ryder 🏳️🌈 (@brionneeley) June 3, 2021
— agent of chaos ☃️ (@jhtweets_) June 3, 2021
Curious: is the “protections” the wave of anti-trans legislation by Republican legislatures? The fondness for conversion therapy by Mike Pence and his ilk? The lack of funding for health and stability support for LGTBQIA+ youth? The attacks on trans military members?
— Craig Newman (@craignewman) June 3, 2021
Keep the words “Happy Pride” out of your mouth.
You’ve done nothing to stop the wave of anti-trans legislation this year.
You did nothing to stop Trumps anti-LGBTQ actions during his ONE term Presidency.
We SEE you, Ronna.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) June 3, 2021
My goodness, the cognitive dissonance is staggering. Day 1 of Pride Month, DeSantis signed a bill taking away rights…but cool
— Kevin Kindelberger (@KevinKindelber2) June 2, 2021
Ronna needs to sit down and shut up. She’s not fooling anyone with her BS.
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