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Sandy Rios Calls IL Senator Mark Kirk A 'Closet Homosexual' Out To Ruin The GOP: AUDIO

6a00d8341c730253ef019104d5a94e970c-250wiIn the wake of Republican incumbent Thad Cochran defeating his Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the primary race for one of Mississippi’s U.S. Senate seats, Sandy Rios of the American Family Association took to her talk show to mourn McDaniel’s loss and in so doing found a way to bring up an old allegation that Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois is gay. The discussing of Kirk came up after Rios blamed McDaniel’s loss on Arizona Senator John McCain, as Right Wing Watch points out:

According to Rios, McCain embarked on a campaign — “and I know about this for personal reasons” — to “purge the Republican Party of conservative candidates” and “turn the Republican Party blue” following the 2008 election.

“He decided that Mark Kirk was his first pick [for ,” Rios said.“Many of us in Illinois at the time, conservatives, knew that this was going to be a disaster.”

After reviewing several controversies that emerged during Kirk’s U.S. Senate campaign that she said showed he “was not an honest person,” Rios said that “we also knew that he was a closet homosexual.”

KirkPreviously, when Kirk was running for U.S. Senate Rios penned an article titled, “Do We Have a Right to Know If Candidates Are Gay?,” Rios put to Kirk a series of questions about his sexual orientation: 

1) Are you gay?

2) Have you been living with another homosexual Congressman?

3) Were you sued by another male staffer in John Porter’s office for sexual harassment?

Congressman Mark Kirk, please answer these questions. Republican leadership, if you are covering up things the public should know, stop or you will lose even more credibility with your base. And press? Do your job. Your duty is not to defend a lifestyle; it is to report the truth. 

Kirk has also been ‘outed’ on the left by blogger Mike Rogers who features prominently in the documentary, Outrage.  Though Kirk previously voted against repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and opposed an overhaul of DOMA, last year he came out in favor of marriage equality and ENDA.

Kirk was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000 and to the U.S. Senate in 2010. He suffered a stroke in 2012. 

Listen to Rios' remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. She's living in Lalaland if she thinks a more conservative Republican could have won Mark Kirk's seat. Republicans to the right of Mark Kirk cannot win statewide elections in Illinois in the current political climate. We're about as blue as Vermont these days.

    It's not a coincidence that the only two Republicans holding a statewide office are Kirk and State Treasurer Judy Baar-Topinka. Both are moderates who support marriage equality.

    Posted by: Ozu | Jun 26, 2014 11:19:54 AM

  2. If Sandy wants to get into the outing game, I think it's fair to ask her about Lee LaHaye, son of Tim and Beverly.

    Lee was signing Sandy's checks when she worked at Concerned Women for America and was reported to be a closet case by Mike Rogers.

    Posted by: Scott | Jun 26, 2014 11:23:37 AM

  3. Rios is an evil Shrew

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jun 26, 2014 11:32:13 AM

  4. Kirk changed his anti-gay tune AFTER he had a stroke, and realized LIFE is TOO SHORT!!!!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jun 26, 2014 11:33:02 AM

  5. And she's a GCB out to kill brain cells.

    Posted by: spg | Jun 26, 2014 11:57:49 AM

  6. Rios is a revolting piece of slime.

    Posted by: Richard | Jun 26, 2014 12:10:43 PM

  7. She puts the witch in witch hunt.

    Posted by: BETTY | Jun 26, 2014 12:59:51 PM

  8. If she wants everyone to know who is gay, she should first tell the world what kind of sexual acts she likes and who she does them with.

    Posted by: trees | Jun 26, 2014 1:01:23 PM

  9. Ozu, your point is correct, but you are forgetting about State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Jun 26, 2014 1:04:02 PM

  10. I don't want to think of this shrew having sex with anyone

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Jun 26, 2014 1:14:08 PM

  11. Ms. Rios is a rabid right winger who knows nothing about the truth and so what if Mr. Kirk is gay? He does not have to answer to you and his truth is his own, and none of your business and does not affect the job he is elected to do

    Posted by: Bernie | Jun 26, 2014 2:04:32 PM

  12. Could that "homosexual congressman" she alludes to be the newly appointed Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry?

    Posted by: mikeflower | Jun 26, 2014 2:06:12 PM

  13. That "thing" should slow down on the botox !

    Who is she to require to know who sleeps with who ?

    Mind on your goddamn business !

    Posted by: Waxa | Jun 26, 2014 8:19:10 PM

  14. Too late. Rios!!! You and your small-minded cronies have already ruined what was left of the GOP, long before Mr. Kirk even appeared on the scene!!!

    Good job, Sandy. What are you going to ruin next?

    Posted by: Rod Roddy lookalike | Jun 26, 2014 8:58:09 PM

  15. The Republican party can sure use some "ruination!"

    Posted by: Gay Guy | Jun 26, 2014 10:41:47 PM

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