GOP Lobbyist Fired By Major Client For Attempting To Ban Gay Athletes In The NFL
Jack Burkman, the Republican strategist and lobbyist we reported about on Monday, has been pink slipped by a prominent client after announcing plans to try to force the NFL into banning gay players.
DC Solar Solutions of California has "severed ties" with Burkman "effective immediately" because of the lobbyist's new outrageously homophobic platform.
DC Solar CEO Jeffrey Carpoff and COO Paulette Carpoff make the announcement in a statement that reads in part:
DC Solar does not condone or support Mr. Burkman’s homophobic views,and since learning about his misguided efforts to write legislation banning gay athletes from the NFL, we have ended our relationship with him. DC Solar values diversity within our company and within our communities, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any sort. As a company working to address issues about our country’s future, we have no intention of working with those who are stuck in the past.
Burkman's other clients have expressed extreme dissatisfaction with his war on gay athletes, telling ThinkProgress that they're "flabbergasted" by the lobbyist's agenda. So far, no other client has fired Burkman over the gaffe.