31 GOP Politicians, Their Thoughts, Prayers and Anti-Gay Votes
Hi, conservative politicians.
We’ve seen your responses to the massacre in Orlando. We’ve read your messages. We’ve listened to your statements. And here is our response:
Each and every one of you has spent years attacking, dehumanizing and oppressing the LGBT community. Just last week, you were telling America that trans women would rape our daughters in public bathrooms. Now you expect us to believe you’re sad?
You helped make this happen. And once the bodies are cleaned up, you’re going to go right back to pushing anti-LGBT laws.
Fuck your prayers.
You use your religion as a cudgel to beat LGBT people with. Fuck your prayers.
Heartbreaking news out of Orlando. We are praying for the first responders, for families who have lost loved ones, and for the many victims.
— Diane Black (@RepDianeBlack) June 12, 2016
Our prayers are with those injured and killed early this morning in horrifying act of terror in Orlando.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 12, 2016
Devastating. Praying for the victims, families and those in Orlando affected by this tragedy. https://t.co/DhTc208QwQ
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 12, 2016
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 12, 2016
My prayers, and the prayers of all Arkansans, are with the victims of last night's attack in Orlando and their families.
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) June 12, 2016
Prayers for the people of Florida, the injured, and the families of those killed. Truly sad and horrific.
— Rep. Scott Tipton (@RepTipton) June 12, 2016
Praying for the Orlando community in the wake of this morning’s unthinkable act of violence.
— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) June 12, 2016
Saddened by the horrific news out of Orlando this morning. Praying for the victims, their families, and the Orlando community today
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) June 12, 2016
Fuck your prayers particularly hard, Mitch McConnell.
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) June 12, 2016
Fuck your thoughts as well as your prayers.
Sending prayers and thoughts to those in #Orlando affected by the tragic terrorist attack.
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) June 12, 2016
Franki and I send our thoughts & prayers to the victims of today's horrific violence and their loved ones.
— Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) June 12, 2016
— Rep. Renee Ellmers (@RepReneeEllmers) June 12, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Orlando and everyone who was impacted by last night's senseless attack.
— Pete Sessions (@PeteSessions) June 12, 2016
Heartbreaking news out of Orlando. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, & first responders. #PrayForOrlando
— Rep. Andy Harris, MD (@RepAndyHarrisMD) June 12, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this morning's horrific attack in Orlando and their loved ones.
— Richard Burr (@SenatorBurr) June 12, 2016
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) June 12, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and the brave men and women who risked their lives to save others -rj
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) June 12, 2016
(2/2) & the brave first responders who saved lives. My thoughts & prayers are w/ the Orlando community in the wake of this terrible tragedy
— Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) June 12, 2016
Deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy in Orlando. My thoughts & prayers are with the victims, their families, & the first responders.
— Richard Shelby (@SenShelby) June 12, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the attack in #Orlando and their families.
— Joe Wilson (@RepJoeWilson) June 12, 2016
Fuck your heart.
Deeply saddened to learn of the horrific attack in Orlando. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 12, 2016
Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to the victims of this horrific tragedy in Orlando, and to their friends and families. #utpol
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) June 12, 2016
The Associated Press, 1999, on Orrin Hatch:
Hatch says when he told fellow Republicans at their state convention two months ago that they should be proud of their party because “we don’t have the gays and lesbians with us,” he didn’t intend the comment to sound prejudicial.
Fuck your erasure.
Fuck your refusal to acknowledge that this was an attack on LGBT Americans, many of whom were black or Latinx. Framing it as a generic terrorist attack helps you sidestep the problem of homophobia—a problem you contribute to.
We pray for those brutally attacked in Orlando. While we must learn more about the attacker, the victims & families will not be forgotten.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 12, 2016
This is an attack on our people. An attack on Orlando. An attack on Florida. An attack on America. An attack on all of us.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) June 12, 2016
This appears to be the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.
— Michael McCaul (@RepMcCaul) June 12, 2016
Asked Rules Chair Sessions if Orlando shooting changes calculation on LGBT Maloney amdmt. He argued Pulse was not a gay club.
— Daniel Newhauser (@dnewhauser) June 14, 2016
Fuck your war-mongering.
Fuck your attempts to blame Islam for homophobia while using your Christian faith as an excuse to oppress LGBT people. Fuck you for trying to exploit 50 dead queer people to attack Muslims. Fuck your hypocrisy. Fuck your blood-lust. Fuck your diseased, broken version of Christianity.
As we keep praying for the victims of the massacre in #Orlando, we must recommit to stamping out every ideology that spreads hate & murder.
— Rep. Mike Kelly (@MikeKellyPA) June 12, 2016
Speaking of spreading hate and murder, here’s Rep. Mike Kelly on LGBT rights:
— Senator John Boozman (@JohnBoozman) June 12, 2016
Speaking of attacks on people’s freedoms, here’s Sen. John Boozman on LGBT rights:
Fuck you three in particular.
Last year, Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal took part in a rally where a pastor advocated the death penalty as punishment for homosexuality.
Please join Janet and me in praying for the victims of the Orlando attack and their families.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 12, 2016
Today, all of America stands in solidarity with the people of Orlando: https://t.co/cXRNXVKcrT
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 12, 2016
Horrified and saddened by the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando. Supriya and I are praying for those affected by this terrible tragedy.
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 13, 2016
Fuck every single one of you.
Fuck each and every one of you who condemn queer people while feigning shock that this mass-murder happened. Fuck you for expecting you to applaud your fake grief. You did this. Fuck you.