RICHMOND, VA — (12-20-20) — GOP congressman Denver Riggleman felt the wrath of his GOP party as they censured him for officiating a gay wedding. The conservative Republican committee in Virginia unanimously passed a resolution last week censuring Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., saying he betrayed the party’s conservative values when he officiated a same-sex wedding.
The Appomattox County Republican Committee went after Rep. Denver Riggleman hard for him officiating over a gay wedding during the summer of 2019 for two male campaign staffers he described as “friends”.
“In July 2019, Denver Riggleman officiated a same sex wedding which in turn goes against the values and principles of the Republican Party betraying and disregarding the concerns for the many Conservative and Christian voters in the 5th district who elected Denver Riggleman to the United States House of Representatives,” the statement issued Saturday by the Appomattox County Republican Committee read.
It is amazing how the GOP has completely reversed course since President Trump and his right wing administration targeted the LGBTQ community from day one of his outgoing administration.
If that wasn’t enough to slap the LGBTQ community with in Virginia, another group of Virginia Republicans, the 5th Congressional District Republican Committee, also tried to censure Rep. Denver Rigglemen shortly after the event but luckily that was unsuccessful.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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