Why did Kevin Cramer seek the support of a radical hate group?
(BISMARCK, ND) — After a CNN investigative journalist exposed Kevin Cramer’s ties to an extreme anti-LGBTQ hate group supporting Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign today, the North Dakota Dem-NPL called on Cramer to immediately disavow the hate group’s endorsement and advertising paid for by the group on his behalf.
Seeking the backing of the extreme hate group, Cramer filled out the group’s questionnairewhere he outlined his commitments to their agenda – specifically vowing to work toward overturning marriage equality as the law of the land.
“North Dakotans are not a hateful people and seeking out and accepting the backing of an extreme hate group is unacceptable – and Kevin Cramer must apologize for doing so and immediately disavow the group’s endorsement and financial backing,” said Scott McNeil, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “North Dakotans are fiercely independent, and as our state celebrates that spirit of inclusivity during Pride Month, Kevin Cramer has a responsibility to demonstrate that he represents all North Dakotans – not just some. Marriage equality is the law of the land, and it’s extremely disturbing that Cramer vowed to actively work to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision and take away the freedom of North Dakotans. It’s also very troubling that Cramer would associate himself with a group that promotes violent conspiracy theories and downright offensive lies. Senator Heitkamp has been a strong champion for equality and voters have a clear choice in this election.”
CNN: GOP Senate nominees Kevin Cramer, Corey Stewart sought support of extreme anti-gay group
Two Republican Senate nominees sought and received the support of an anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophilia and defends conversion therapy.
North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer and Virginia’s Corey Stewart, who both won the Republican nomination in their respective states on Tuesday, filled out a “Senate Candidate Survey” for the group Public Advocate of the United States.
Both nominees also indicated support for overturning Supreme Court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage […]
The group’s founder and chief executive, Eugene Delgaudio, said in February he believes that former President Barack Obama was a “child molester” and that “adult homosexuals want to recruit and brainwash children.” He is an active promoter of the far-right pizzagate conspiracy theory.
The group has been running Google ads in support of Cramer, who is currently in his third term as North Dakota’s lone member in the US House. Delgaudio told CNN in an email exchange that he would not disclose other efforts the group has made online to support Cramer.