Top Virginia Republicans — together with the state birthday celebration chairman and certainly one of its U.S. House contributors — are tough member of the birthday celebration’s central committee step apart for “bigoted” feedback about non-Christians.
“Having a preference for Christians over non-Christians as political leaders is not bigoted. It is a preference and duty we are allowed,” Fredy Burgos, who represents the 11th District within the state birthday celebration’s governing frame, wrote in a Facebook post.
According to the conservative weblog Bearing Drift, Mr. Burgos wrote the post over Mike Ginsberg, who's going through Tim Hannigan for the chairmanship of the Fairfax County Republican Committee. Mr. Burgos is Mr. Hannigan’s marketing campaign organizer and consultant.
The remarks, which paraphrased a quote from former Supreme Court Justice John Jay, briefly drew condemnation.
“I instantly contacted Mr. Burgos. I demanded he take away the post. I demanded he renounce instantly from the Republican Party’s State Central Committee,” mentioned John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.
“When statements like this are made, it is incredibly important for the party to make as strong a statement as possible against this kind of bigotry,” he persevered.
U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock spoke in a similar way, pronouncing in a commentary that “Fredy Burgos and his bigoted, backward perspectives don't have any position within the Republican birthday celebration — the birthday celebration of Lincoln and Reagan.”