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(113,403 posts)
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 02:39 AM Oct 2021

NC Lt.Gov: gays are 'filth'. Jeff Jackson calls for him to resign.

Jeff Jackson
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I am calling on our Lt. Governor, Mark Robinson, to resign.
As you can see from this video, this week he angrily referred to the LGBTQ community as "filth."
Then he says, "Yes, I called it filth."
There's no debate here. This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable.
This fits a pattern from him.
He's made many openly hateful and discriminatory comments about the LGBTQ community and Jewish people.
When asked about it, he always doubles down.
I serve in the state Senate.
As Lt. Governor, he presides over the state Senate. It's his primary duty.
As a member of that body, I have a responsibility to clearly state that this is not a position that should be held by someone who is plainly and proudly discriminatory.
The NC GOP is *absolutely* clearing a path for him to be their gubernatorial nominee in 2024.
If he runs, he's all but certain to be the Republican nominee. He is immensely popular within his party - and I imagine he still will be, even after this.
The last thing our state needs is open discrimination from someone in high office.
It tells a lot of wonderful people - our friends, family, neighbors - that someone who represents them thinks they're all beneath basic dignity.
No one should find that remotely acceptable.
But the fact that he feels comfortable saying this - confident that not a single elected member of his party will stand up to him, as none have - is why this is about more than just him. There's no shortage of enabling going on here.
Yes, I work hard to stay positive in my campaign.
No, that doesn't mean turning a blind eye to clear violations of basic decency.
You have to call that out - and let people know what happened. That's how we do the work of defending those standards.
And I really can’t stand bullies. That’s all this man is.
When you stand up to bullies, you catch them by surprise. They count on people stepping aside.
That's not going to happen here. Please join me in letting him know.
To our LGBTQ friends who were the targets of this discrimination, you’ve had to put up with this hate for far too long.
This kind of behavior should be part of our past, not our present.
We’re going to prevail over it, again, and move closer to full equality and dignity.
- Sen. Jeff Jackson

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NC Lt.Gov: gays are 'filth'. Jeff Jackson calls for him to resign. (Original Post) blm Oct 2021 OP
just call him what he is - N.C. LT. GOVERNOR TRASH ! nothing more ! monkeyman1 Oct 2021 #1
the doubling down part is frighteningly tfg behavior. SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2021 #2
He's identical to Cawthorn. Two raging bigots blm Oct 2021 #7
KnR! sarchasm Oct 2021 #3
trump North Shore Chicago Oct 2021 #4
remember catsudon Oct 2021 #5
They are literally this close to yelling the "N-word" from the dais at one bullwinkle428 Oct 2021 #6
NAZIs now operate in the open. Kid Berwyn Oct 2021 #8


(5,109 posts)
1. just call him what he is - N.C. LT. GOVERNOR TRASH ! nothing more !
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 03:43 AM
Oct 2021

this country reeks of GQP stench ! 2/3 of this country want's TFG locked up or dead ! fucking sick ! one pos can do this much damage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(9,374 posts)
2. the doubling down part is frighteningly tfg behavior.
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 04:51 AM
Oct 2021

How do we ever get scruples back in this climate after abandoning all sense of them?


(113,403 posts)
7. He's identical to Cawthorn. Two raging bigots
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 12:06 PM
Oct 2021

who are both dumber than a box of rocks.

They are both great at slinging the bullshit talking points crafted to entertain and enrage the Stupiderati, though.

North Shore Chicago

(3,533 posts)
4. trump
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 05:19 AM
Oct 2021

has brought out the ugly, brought out the shit.

Actually, it was always there, bubbling. But now they do not bother to hide.


(20,636 posts)
6. They are literally this close to yelling the "N-word" from the dais at one
Fri Oct 8, 2021, 08:57 AM
Oct 2021

of their political rallies, just to whip their crowd into a frenzy.

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