These Two GOP Senate Nominees Sought Support from Extremist Anti-LGBT Group Whose Leader Called Obama a 'Child Molester'

North Dakota's Kevin Cramer and Virginia's Corey Stewart both won their Republican primaries after receiving the support of the Public Advocate of the United States, an extremist anti-LGBT group.


Both candidates answered in the affirmative to whether they "oppose all efforts to make public restrooms and changing-rooms unsafe through so-called 'Transgender Bathrooms' legislation and regulations - which have the effect of encouraging and protecting pedophiles" and think  schools should be "prevented from brainwashing elementary school children with the Homosexual Agenda."

CNN reports:

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.

A spokesperson for Cramer tried to distance himself from suggestions that he conflates transgender people and pedophiles. "Kevin does not think transgender people are at all comparable to pedophiles -this a gross misinterpretation of the survey question," the spokesperson said.

A representative for Stewart refused to comment on the story by CNN.

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