The Senate Ethics Committee will get a gay earful today. Or, rather, an eyeful.
DC-centric newspaper The Hill reports that The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will challenge the investigation into Senator Larry Craig’s toilet trolling arrest. NGLTF head honcho Matt Foreman writes to Barbara Boxer and Senator John Cornyn:
We are writing to state the inherent contradiction between your treatment of allegations of ethical misconduct by Senator Larry Craig and Senator David Vitter and to insist that you open an investigation into Sen. Vitter’s conduct. There is no explanation for the diametrically opposed responses to these two situations, other than hypocrisy tinged by homophobia. There are only two ways to resolve this: drop the investigation into Sen. Craig or investigate the allegations surrounding Sen. Vitter.
Vitter, of course, came under fire after admitting to canoodling with prostitutes. The Craig investigation doesn’t only highlight the Republican party’s anti-gay ways, but the Democrats, too. Isn’t politics just icky?
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund’s Chuck Wolfe agrees with Foreman’s campaign, saying:
Certainly there’s a double standard because everyone’s assumption is they are dealing with one [lawmaker’s transgression] because it’s homosexual sex and not the other’s because it’s heterosexual sex… Anyone with any degree of personal ethics will drop it.
He sure does have a lot of faith in our government!