Brat: “Our rights come from God, not from government.”
In the political upset of the decade, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his bid to run as the Republican candidate to represent Virginia’s 7th congressional district, in the November 2014 mid-term election, to a candidate who was a virtual unknown.
Cantor was elected to Congress in 2000, and was in the freshman class of 2001. He was the House Minority Whip (2009 - 2011), before being elevated to House Majority Leader, when Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was elected Speaker in 2011.
Eric Cantor WAS NOT a friend to the gay community. He vehemently opposes gay marriage, and has refused to allow the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to come to the House floor for a vote.
Cantor had a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign in the 110th, the 111th, and the 112th, sessions of Congress.
Despite the loss, don’t write Cantor’s political obituary anytime soon. While he’s down, he’s not out. He can still run for the seat he’s held for 14 years, as an Independent in November. If he doesn’t succeed there, you can bet he will run for governor of Virginia in 2017.
The man who defeated Eric Cantor is college professor Dave Brat. Brat made Eric Cantor, Washington, and “immigration reform” the issue in the primary race, and whatever he did, it worked.
Reviewing Brat’s campaign website, he professes that “that all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society.”
Brat also declares that he “respects and values every person he meets because he truly sees them as Children of God. Our Rights come from God and not from Government. Government is instituted to protect these rights.”
Brat will “protect the rights of the unborn and the sanctity of marriage, and will oppose any governmental intrusion upon the conscience of people of faith.”
Brat must have gone to the Rick Santorum School of Policy and Polemics, because if you close your eyes, you’d swear that Santorum was talking.
Basically Brat thinks everyone should be treated equally except for childbearing women, and lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered constituents.
Good luck with that Brat. When voters learn that you’re a right-wing crazy extremist, you're toast.
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