Republican politics of late have usually been some combination of pasty, middle-aged, doughy white men yelling about Dr. Seuss, Mister Potato Head, and how difficult it is to be pasty, middle-aged, doughy white men. Oh, and owning the libtards.
So it should not have come as a surprise when the Virginia Republican sandbox, er… (checking notes)… “Lt. Governor’s primary race” heated up to a fever pitch in the past week when one of the candidates had his feelings hurt.
"These unethical, illegal, and scandalous tactics are detrimental to our party, civil discourse, and the efforts underway to win back Virginia…If bad actions are allowed to go without repercussions, we will never see honesty, integrity, & civil discourse return to GOP politics” pic.twitter.com/kCsCEkTBCu
— Delegate Glenn Davis (@DelGlennDavis) May 4, 2021
Apparently one of the candidates, Mr. Glenn Davis, a delegate in the Virginia state assembly from Virginia Beach, was called a “gay Democrat” in an anonymous text message. This attribution was levelled because in the past he had shown support for gay marriage, so as a result of his open-mindedness another campaign had the homophobic message aimed at the married pasty, doughy father of two.
Tim Hugo sent a mailer attacking me for participating in #Pridefest with @RPofVB. I'm sorry for my colleague's #homophobia, but I don't believe the government has any place in our bedrooms PERIOD. pic.twitter.com/Fed7ql7EDR
— Delegate Glenn Davis (@DelGlennDavis) April 28, 2021
Today (Saturday) Virginia’s Republican Party will be voting in their state convention to nominate their slate of candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.
In response to being called mean words (gay! Democrat!), Mr. Davis filed a lawsuit in state court naming “Jane Doe” as the defendant and seeking $450,000 in damages. The lawsuit identifies the registered user of the phone number from which the text was sent, a Minnesota-based telecommunications company called Onvoy.
Davis said the text message violated Virginia election law requirements and crossed the boundaries for a defamation violation.
According to media reports, Davis, who has been married to his wife, Chelle, for 16 years, said his attorney will ask a judge to force Onvoy to reveal who paid for the blast text, which used a photo of him at an LGBTQ festival and called former delegate Timothy D. Hugo (R-40th) “the only conservative running for Lt. Governor.”
“For far too long, this type of behavior has gone unchecked and unchallenged within Virginia’s Republican Party and today that ends with me,” he said.
Mr. Davis’ mommy could not be reached for comment.
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