With just 46 days to go until Election Day, Scott Wagner is receiving a steady drumbeat of criticism for his racist comments, lack of transparency, and transphobic campaign staff.
Pennsylvania – With just 46 days to go until Election Day, Scott Wagner is receiving a steady drumbeat of criticism for his racist comments, lack of transparency, and transphobic campaign staff. Here’s a brief summary of all of the ways that he embarrassed himself, his campaign, and Pennsylvania just this week:
- First, PennLive reported that Wagner retold a notorious story from a white nationalist site comparing immigrants to a raccoon infestation at his campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre earlier this month. Wagner refused to apologize.
- Then, the Associated Press reported that Wagner is still refusing to release his tax returns, despite the fact that his company relies on government contracts and could pose conflicts of interest.
- To wrap it all up, the Philadelphia Gay News reminded us that Wagner still has not taken action against his campaign consultant Ray Zaborney who recently shared a transphobic meme or his campaign manager Jason High who received the meme yet didn’t condemn Zaborney.
We’ll at least give Wagner points for his ability to come up with innovative new ways to embarrass himself. And we look forward to seeing what else he will do in the coming weeks.
Check out the coverage below:
PennLive: ‘We are being invaded:’ Republican Scott Wagner repeats anecdote from white nationalist site
Inquirer: Scott Wagner, Republican nominee for governor, shares story about ‘raccoon’ infestation, invasion
Tribune Review: Democrats criticize Wagner for reading InfoWars letter at campaign event
AP: Releasing tax returns an issue again – in governor’s races
Philadelphia Gay News: Wagner faces backlash for transphobic meme
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