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Anti-LGBTQ right-wingers are gloating over the Mueller report, but probably not for long

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Yesterday’s release of the redacted Mueller report on President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice have brought right-wing figures out of the woodworks to defend Trump.

While the report stopped short of proving “collusion” (because collusion isn’t a federal crime and is therefore subjective), it concluded that Trump welcomed Russian interference as beneficial during the 2016 election and tried at least 10 times to obstruct the FBI investigation into his dealings, but largely failed because his underlings refused to carry out his illegal demands.

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Republican representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who opposed marriage equality in 2013, tweeted, “What you’re seeing is unprecedented desperation from the left. They went all in on a collusion conspiracy that never existed, didn’t get the result they wanted, and now they’re throwing manufactured controversies at the wall to see if anything sticks. It won’t work. .”

Nationally syndicated conservative TV and radio host Mark Levin, a man who called the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 same-sex marriage decision “a direct assault on our entire American heritage and our constitutional process,” tweeted, “Thus [sic] entire Democratic-press effort to ruin this president has been exposed.  Now it’s time to investigate the true perpetrators of this coup attempt. And for we, the people, to hold the press to account.”

Laura Ingraham, the Fox News host who considers gay people “sodomites” and who thinks trans people want to replace humanity with a cyborg species, commented on the belief that Attorney General Bill Barr “spun” the report before its release to help the president by tweeting, “Anyone on any network who is claiming that AG Bill Barr was acting in any way unethically here has zero credibility on ANY legal or political matters. #NeverTrumpFrauds.”

However, right-wing gloating over the report’s findings may prove premature as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have said that they plan to have special counsel Robert Mueller testify in front of Congress no later than May 23 — spin be damned.

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