Dems Float Homophobic Conspiracy to DESTROY Senator
However, a partisan Democrat believes spreading a homophobic conspiracy theory about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is perfectly fine as long as the ends justify the means. (Daily Wire)
The chairman of an anti-Trump #Resistance super PAC posted a conspiracy theory about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday that was widely condemned as "homophobic."
Citing a dubious anonymous "Republican" source, The Democratic Coalition chairman Jon Cooper speculated that Graham has become increasingly supportive of President Donald Trump because he's being blackmailed by Russia over "his sexual orientation" or "some pretty serious sexual kink."
"A Republican just told me that he doubts [Lindsey Graham] is kowtowing to Trump (and indirectly Putin) because he’s being blackmailed over his sexual orientation (an open secret) or even financial corruption. Rather, he thinks it probably involves some pretty serious sexual kink," posted Cooper.
A Republican just told me that he doubts @LindseyGrahamSC is kowtowing to Trump (and indirectly Putin) because he’s being blackmailed over his sexual orientation (an open secret) or even financial corruption. Rather, he thinks it probably involves some pretty serious sexual kink.— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) January 13, 2019
Cooper was quickly condemned by politicos on both sides of the aisle for the "homophobic" line of attack, for which there is zero evidence.
This is a BS homophobic tweet from an account that just makes stuff up for retweets. https://t.co/QneKKrLTmE— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 13, 2019
This is repulsive, homophobic gutter trash from the Chairman of @TheDemCoalition - of the kind that has been historically used for the most nefarious smears. But it's done with the right political ideology so it's fine. https://t.co/GWo414s1JX— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 13, 2019
Absolutely right, this is gross and shameful. https://t.co/7msqbdjUvp— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 13, 2019
This is disgusting and homophobic, and should better be condemned by every Democratic official. https://t.co/J8eNIOFvGr— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) January 13, 2019
Wtf is wrong with you? https://t.co/jjKBKVgh3U— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) January 13, 2019
After sustaining widespread criticism, Cooper doubled down on his uncorroborated "theory" and reminded the Twitterverse he's a gay man – as a shoddy defense.