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MN-02: Rep. Lewis displays yet more intelligent, enlightened humanity

by Dan Burns on August 12, 2018 · 1 comment

lewisYeah, he got busted again for something he said on his radio show, back in the day. The important thing is that there is no real indication that his belief system has changed in any significant way, since then.
 

Rep. Jason Lewis, who is running for reelection in Minnesota’s 2nd District, has offered the Republican Party’s go-to line on opposing same-sex marriage since he was elected to Congress in 2016 — that the decision should be left to states.
 
But before then, Lewis promoted extreme opinions about gays and lesbians on his radio show, comparing them to rapists, criminals, and polygamists. He contended that gay rights activists were “shredding the Constitution,” and that same-sex parents “could harm the kid.”
 
On the Jason Lewis Show in 2013, he argued it was acceptable to single out gay couples with discriminatory marriage bans, just as rapists and speeding drivers could be targeted by criminal laws. But if a court ruled that the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause granted same-sex couples the right to marry, he said, that would be equivalent to providing constitutional protections to a wide variety of lawbreakers.
(BuzzFeed)

The following comes with a double dose of the usual caveats: no complacency, fight like you’re behind to the end, etc., etc.
 

And in a sign that they are already preparing for substantial losses, Republican officials are contemplating political triage, weighing which districts may be beyond hope and determining where money can be saved.
 
Among the seats that Republicans see slipping out of reach are those held by Representatives Rod Blum of Iowa and Jason Lewis of Minnesota, along with more than half a dozen open seats currently held by Republicans in New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
(New York Times)

Comment below fold.
 

Comments
 
From Mac Hall: Are you talking about Jason Lewis the author of “Power Divided is Power Checked: The Argument for States’ Rights” ?
That can’t be the same Jason Lewis that voted for H.R. 38 The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 which denied States the right to decide who could carry a gun in their State ?
 
BTW … Sales of “Power Divided is Power Checked: The Argument for States’ Rights” have slowed just a wee bit … Congressman Lewis reported Audible, inc. Audio book royalties from Audible Inc amounting to $986.00 and book royalties from Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc.in the amount of $29.00.
 

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