The New York Daily News reports:
Opponents of a Bronx pol infamous for homophobic comments are taking the fight to his base, launching a campaign seeking to inform Christians and Spanish-speaking voters about his controversial record.
The Bronx United political action committee launched over the weekend with English- and Spanish-language videos casting Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. as a bigot and fake Democrat as he runs for Congress.
Bronx United is trying to chip away at his base by pointing out his most outrageous comments, like saying, “The Council … is controlled by the homosexual community.” He’s called gay people “cursed” and likened them to “drug addicts” — all facts noted in the new PAC’s video.
As longtime readers know, I have reported hundreds of times on Ruben Diaz’ viciously anti-gay actions, which have included leading thousands of evangelicals on multiple anti-gay hate marches through the streets of New York City.
At one of those hate marches, one of Diaz’ approved speakers cited the bible verse calling for executing homosexuals. Diaz’ openly lesbian granddaughter was standing nearby at the time.
After leaving the New York Senate, Diaz was easily elected to the New York City Council. His Democratic primary challenger in the US House race is openly gay NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres.
— Bronx United (@BronxUnidos) February 16, 2020