Gillibrand: Trump, GOP ‘Arrogance and Bigotry’ Toward LGBTQ Community Will Provoke ‘Fury’

Saturday night during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s “arrogance and bigotry” towards the LGBTQ community would provoke fury.

Gillibrand said, “When President Trump looks at our transgender troops as valueless and when his party ties to demonize this boy and every other like him this arrogance and bigotry will provoke a fury in me that will not subside and I am not alone. Every time hate has shown his face marching down the streets of Charlottesville, asking for ID’s on buses and trains and even sitting behind the resolute desk you have shown up you have stood up and you have fought back.”

Gillibrand added that Democrats need to elect a new president to pass The Equality Act saying, “We know this president will never sign the Equality Act, to ensure the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans. He has neither the decency nor the empathy to do so.”

She added, “With a Democratic majority in the House and Senate, we can create the momentum that we need for a new president to sign that bipartisan bill in 2020.”

(h/t The Hill)

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