Gay Intern Who Saved Gabby Gifford Hit with Homophobic Recall Campaign
Daniel Hernandez Jr, the intern credited with helping save Rep. Gabrielle Giffords life after she was shot in 2011, is facing an anti-gay recall campaign aimed at removing him from the Tucson-area school board on which he serves, Right Wing Watch reports:
The story behind the recall is the kind of byzantine saga found only in local politics. Four of the five members of the Sunnyside Unified School District, which includes parts of Tucson and surrounding areas, are now facing recall petitions – two members who faced recall for their support of an embattled schools superintendent turned around and filed recall petitions on two members who opposed the superintendent, including Hernandez.
But the tactics being used against Hernandez are unusual. A source in the district sends us two flyers that Hernandez’s opponents are reportedly handing out to parents dropping their children off at schools in the district.
One of the flyers attacks Hernandez's sexuality, reading: “Put a REAL Man on the Sunnyside Board...Daniel Hernandez is LGBT...We need someone who will support Sports and cares about our kids. We don’t need someone who hates our values.”
The other claims that “Daniel Hernandez cares about only one things taking your guns away”. See that flyer, and the rest of the story over at Right Wing Watch.