Superman, Batman, and Robert Garcia: A gay Democrat’s stand against his political villains

Author: Christopher Wiggins

When Georgia Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says outrageous things in committee hearings, California Rep. Robert Garcia, a Democrat, rebuts and holds her accountable at every turn. His first year in office has been marked by a dedication to calling out what he sees as extremism and lies from “MAGA Republicans,” mainly targeting figures like Greene, the noted transphobic firebrand who often spews anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry and absurd conspiracy theories.
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He adds: “There is no LGBTQ+ community without the T and the Q. They are part of our community.”

Garcia says he’s heard members of the GOP who are supportive of some queer people but not others.

“There are some Republicans in the House that I’ve heard say, ‘We’re OK with being gay or lesbian or bisexual, but not transgender.’ That’s just bullshit,” he says.

Garcia says that for right-wing extremists, going after trans people is just about bullying. “They want to bully the smallest group, the most vulnerable group, the group that has the most challenges often in society, and it’s our job to stand up for them.

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Author: Christopher Wiggins

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