Remember Pat Brady, the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party who came out in support of marriage equality in that state? The wingnuts remember him and they’re demanding that he resign his position over his treacherous betrayal of their bigoted values.
Still, many in the beleaguered party have turned on party chairman.
“Pat Brady is a total disgrace,” said Bobbie Peterson, a Republican state central committeewoman from Beecher, Ill. according to WBEZ. “He’s a pretty face for TV. He can speak well. Period. But what’s coming out of his mouth is not what the Illinois Republican party is about.”
The Illinois Republican Party’s State Central Committee may have the votes needed to force Brady’s resignation, according to conservative blog the Illinois Review. In Grundy County, roughly 60 miles southwest of Chicago, GOP leaders have called for Brady’s resignation, along with state Sen. Jim Oberweis, a GOP committeeman from west suburban Sugar Grove.
“I was shocked,” Sen. Oberweis said to WBEZ. “Very surprised. Did not expect that and didn’t know why he would have done that.”
Anti-gay group the National Organization for Marriage has also stepped up to the plate in its attempt to block a bipartisan effort to bring marriage equality to Illinois. NOM has called for Brady’s resignation and said its PAC would spend $250,000 to defeat any Republican that votes in favor of same-sex marriage in Illinois.
Yeah, how can they pander to the bigots for donation if Brady is going to stand up for equality?