Homophobes smear politician as a ‘leftist lesbian pervert’ as they bid to unseat her

Anti-gay activists are working to unseat America’s first out Senator, Tammy Baldwin.

Tammy Baldwin was elected as the junior United States Senator for Wisconsin in 2013, making history as the first out politician in the Senate.

But the Democrat is now facing opposition from a coordinated group of homophobic evangelicals, who are attempting to unseat her in 2018.

The PAC, known as Restore American Freedom and Liberty, is raising funds for a challenge against Baldwin filled with shocking homophobic slurs.

One fundraising email from the group, which wants Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr to challenge Baldwin, states: “Leftist lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin is a pervert.

“She is working to end all marriage laws and require all Americans to be subjected to LGBT sensitivity training.

“In fact, she wants to require children starting at age 5 to learn about gay sex! She is disgusting, and it is vital that Sheriff David Clarke defeats her!”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that it is one of a number of Clarke-associated groups that have already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars towards a challenge.

State Democrats have urged Clarke to disassociate himself from “the false, divisive attacks on Tammy”, but he has declined to do so.

A so-called ‘rising star’ in the Republican Party, Clarke is an outspoken opponent of LGBT equality who has called transgender people “freaks”.

Speaking on his show on TheBlaze Radio Network earlier this year, Clarke claimed that discussions about gun control after the Orlando Massacre were a “distraction”.

He said: “Folks, we took the cheese. It refers to a mouse trap, with a nice big chunk of cheese on it. You know what’s going to happen if that mouse touches the cheese.

“That’s precisely what we did following the Orlando terror massacre. We allowed the left to use gun control as a shiny object to distract us from Mrs Bill Clinton’s flaws.

“We were hammering her over Benghazi, and what the left do is exploit these distractions, something came up, a shiny object… they know they can bury us in this thing that isn’t going to change anything.

“Don’t take the cheese! We spent a whole week taking about what they wanted us to talk about… it got us off of the momentum about the Clinton e-mail scandal.”

Clarke added: “We could have talked about a lot of things around Orlando, the failure of Barack Obama… we missed that opportunity. When the Democrats throw a shiny object out there, we need to take that and turn it into tying it around the neck of Mrs Bill Clinton.”

In the same podcast he attacked the “freakish lifestyle” of transgender people, claiming they have mental disorders.

He fumed: “Folks, more evidence that transgender persons suffer from mental disorders more than physiological disorders.

“Too often in this assault on the First Amendment, and this very totalitarian attitude from the left that any freakish lifestyle is now considered part of the norm, and they’re shoving it down our throats.

“If you’re not careful when you engage in this conversation, they’ll look for the trap, and they’ll catch you saying something that’s clumsy or not well articulated, and then they’ll just attack you with it… Transgender-phobic and all this other nonsense.”

Clarke continued to read an article from anti-trans activist Walt Heyer, who Business Insider reports has called for parents of transgender children to be jailed. The article refers to accepting transgender people as “madness”.

The sheriff claimed: “The left is on a political crusade with this, looking to push any lifestyle as mainstream because they seek their vote. I think this is cruel, I think it’s disgusting.

“We need to push back on this.”

Clarke previously made the shortlist for Trump’s Cabinet picks, but was ultimately passed over despite a private meeting with the leader in Trump tower.