One of the leaders of the Democrat Party in Orange County, California is in hot water after he was caught on camera verbally assaulting homosexual volunteers outside of a Walmart during “pride weekend.”
The volunteers were working a table that was asking for signatures for an effort to recall Democrat Josh Newman after he supported a highly unpopular piece of legislation that will see yet another spike in taxes for California residents. Apparently, the Vice Chairman of the Orange Country Democrat Party, Jeff LeTourneau, didn’t appreciate the fact that some homosexuals might not appreciate the government raising their taxes again.
LeTourneau approached the volunteers and said, “Which one of you a**holes is the gay?” LeTourneau followed up his question by saying, “You are a f***ing disgrace to any gay person I know, you piece of sh**.”
Local conservative talk radio host, and former local politicians, Carl DeMaio is also in the video and can be heard trying to calm LeTrouneau down while also explaining that homosexuals can be for smaller government. He later told Fox News, “LeTourneau clearly thinks that if you are gay, you can only be a Democrat which is both arrogant and highly offensive. The idea that Californians are sick of paying higher taxes cuts across party lines and sexual orientation.”
The chain of events began when a pro-Newman worker showed up on site Saturday to discourage voters from signing and was told by recall volunteers that a few of them were LGBT, DeMaio said. An hour later, LeTourneau arrived and confronted them, the video shows.
“I’m here as an openly gay person on Pride weekend seeing these two people disgracing my community and letting them know I don’t care about them. They’re liars! They’re liars!” LeTourneau said.
He added: “You do not belong to our community. You also do not belong to the LGBTQ community either.”
Throughout the confrontation, several of the volunteers can be heard actively attempting to calm the agitated LeTourneau. They can be heard repeatedly exhorting LeTourneau not to be “so angry” and to not “be hateful.” Apparently, LeTourneau did not appreciate the encouragement because he simply continued to berate the volunteers for disagreeing with him. He even started arguing with a Walmart shopper who had stopped by the table to sign the petition, before then arguing with the Walmart manager who wanted LeTourneau to leave his customers alone.
You can see all the action on the videos below:
Jeff LeTourneau, the Vice Chairman of the Orange County Democrat Party, is captured on video viciously attacking and berating volunteer signature gatherers simply because they are gay and supporting the recall of State Senator Josh Newman who voted to increase the car and gas tax.
California Democrat official caught on camera verbally abusing gay volunteer on Pride weekend. pic.twitter.com/FJDrm7YERK
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 15, 2017
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