Far-right/insurrectionist VA State Senator Amanda Chase (R)’s latest fundraising email is a doozy (although really, everything by Chase is completely bonkers, so…). Check it out, below, as Chase attacks one of her main rivals (former VA State Senator Glen Sturtevant) for the SD12 Republican nomination contest for State Senate next year. According to Chase’s fundraising email, Sturtevant:
- “Voted to elevate sexual orientation and gender identity to a special protected status for state employment
- Voted for legislation that would allow Drag Queens to be hired as teachers in our public schools.
- Sponsored, voted in favor of, and was instrumental in passing the “so-called” Equal Rights Amendment along with Democrat legislators. This amendment threatens to enshrine abortion and gender fluidity into our Constitution and erase important distinctions between men and women concerning privacy, sports, and other areas.”
That’s right, Chase believes (wrongly!) that the ERA is about “enshrin[ing] abortion and gender fluidity into our Constitution.” She also accuses Sturtevant of voting to “allow Drag Queens to be hired as teachers in our public schools” and “to elevate sexual orientation and gender identity to a special protected status for state employment.” In short, Chase is attacking Sturtevant by appealing to homophobic bigots in the district, and in general by stoking anti-LGBTQ animosity/bigotry. Disgusting.
P.S. Of course, none of this is really new for Chase. For instance, see Far-Right Virginia Sen. Amanda Chase: “The ERA Amendment is nothing more than a ploy by the left to eliminate gender altogether” (7/2/18). The question, as always, is what this says about anyone who would vote for someone like Chase…