Attacks Historic LGBT, Women, and African American Candidates
THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF CARL DEMAIO
San Diego - In a stunning demonstration of insensitivity and hypocrisy, Congressman Scott Peters is caught on video making demeaning comments about three historic "equality candidates" who are fighting to make the Republican Party more inclusive.
Peters attacked not only his openly gay opponent Carl DeMaio, but San Diego's openly gay lesbian District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and female African-American congressional candidate Mia Love. The video comes just weeks after Scott Peters was criticized for promoting a blog post on his campaign website that used the gay-slang term "Mary" to refer to his opponent.
"Scott Peters should be ashamed of and immediately apologize for his demeaning comments about women, LGBT and African American candidates," said Carl DeMaio. "No matter how many disparaging comments Scott Peters makes, I'm proud to join with Bonnie Dumanis and Mia Love as we take on our own political party to make it more inclusive of all communities in this country," DeMaio continued.
View the unedited video of Scott Peters demeaning remarks HERE.
The video also catches Scott Peters saying something DeMaio's camp actually agrees with - notably that Carl DeMaio is making progress in taking on his own political party. "The Republicans in DC love this. They think 'WOW, this guy is going to change our party!'" DeMaio's response: "On this point, I agree with Scott: it is absolutely true that I am taking on my own political party to be more inclusive, and it's working. It is sad to see Scott Peters demean and diminish those important efforts."
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As a matter of full disclosure, Hale Media Publisher Johnathan Hale has a personal relationship with Carl DeMaio.