NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz: Amazon’s Headquarters Deal Was Scuttled Due To “Abusive Power” Of Gay Pols

Gay City News reports:

Bronx City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr., is targeting a pair of his LGBTQ colleagues and finding new ways to blame them for what he says is gay political power, marking yet another twist in the homophobe’s seemingly unending public meltdown.

Diaz, who held a public rally with his supporters on Thursday and maintained his refusal to step down or apologize, turned back to Twitter later that day and on Friday to call out Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson for using their so-called power as gay men to influence the collapse of Amazon’s proposed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City.

Diaz, Sr.’s Council Committee on For-Hire Vehicles was dissolved earlier this week amid the fallout over his anti-gay comments and his decision to ignore demands for an apology or his resignation.

Diaz’s own son, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., has said that his father should apologize. In response, his mother, Leslie Diaz, posted a letter claiming that her son is also under the “proven power” of the gay community.

As I’ve reported many, many times over the last decade, the senior Diaz is arguably the nastiest anti-LGBT politician in New York state and has held multiple vicious rallies, one of which memorably concluded with a preacher exclaiming that gays are “worthy of death.”