Rick Perry, former governor of Texas and Trump’s Secretary of Energy, is weirdly angry and obsessed about Texas A&M getting a gay student body president.
In a column for the Houston Chronicle, Perry wrote that he was “deeply troubled” to learn that openly gay Bobby Brooks was now the university’s student body president.
Perry suggested that Brooks had won unfairly, and that his success was the result of “diversity” over “due process.”
Brooks did not win the popular vote in the election. Instead, the student became president because the original victor disqualified himself by allegedly violating campaign finance rules.
It’s a little odd that Perry would object to somebody becoming president despite losing the popular vote. After all, that’s how Perry’s boss Donald Trump won.
But why get upset over a student government election anyway? Doesn’t the Secretary of Energy have more important things to worry about, like, you know, our entire nuclear weapons arsenal?
The Chronicle ran a story noting that Alison McIntosh, the mother of the losing candidate, is a Republican fundraiser. That could have something to do with it. Or it could just be good-old fashioned homophobia. We don’t know.
At any rate, the loser, Robert McIntosh, is now calling for a probe into the election, claiming he was discriminated against for being heterosexual and Christian. In Texas, of all places.