Anti-Gay Trump Official Quits Over “Anti-Semitic” Post

Bloomberg Law reports:

A recently appointed Trump Labor Department official with a history of advancing controversial conservative and faith-based causes in court has resigned after revelations that he wrote a 2016 Facebook post suggesting the Jewish-controlled media “protects their own.”

Olson, 43, started at the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division Aug. 12 as a senior policy adviser, after being cleared for the job by the White House. He was part of a team of political appointees working to finish a series of deregulatory actions that are pivotal to the White House employment agenda.

Much of his solo work was devoted to a longstanding case in which he represented two Houston residents who sued the city’s mayor in 2013 arguing an ordinance recognizing same-sex marriage licenses issued out of state violated a Texas law prohibiting such arrangements. Olson’s legal team convinced the judge in the case to issue an injunction barring the Houston policy.

From his Facebook page just now:

Greetings, Bloomberg readers. I never thought I’d see the day when making fun of alt-right anti-Semites led to being branded an anti-Semite, but here we are. A few comments:

1. The Pidgeon v. Parker case was filed before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. I assisted with a technical jurisdictional issue when the case was argued before the Supreme Court of Texas, but, far from being “much of [my] work,” I otherwise haven’t worked on it since Obergefell was issued. Please see the Harris County District Clerk, the Texas First Court of Appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court for more.