Lesbian Trump critic named new head of LGBT Republicans group

Jerri Ann Henry of the Log Cabin Republicans

An LGBT campaigner who said she did not know any lesbians who support President Donald Trump has been appointed to head the Log Cabin Republicans.

Equal marriage campaigner Jerri Ann Henry was named as the new head of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group for LGBT+ people who support the Republican Party, on Tuesday.

While previous head Gregory T. Angelo made attempts to defend the anti-LGBT actions of the Trump-Pence administration, Henry has repeatedly criticised Trump.

“Anyone working with [Trump] is tainted by him.”

— Jerri Ann Henry

In September 2016, the campaigner told Huffington Post that she does not know any lesbians who support Trump.

She said of lesbian Trump supporters: “Geez. That is a tough one… I have wondered about it a bit. Are the same factors driving women away from Trump and (some) men towards him the main factor here, or are lesbians looking at other factors? I don’t have the answer.”

Jerri Ann Henry, who has been named the new head of the Log Cabin Republicans

Jerri Ann Henry of the Log Cabin Republicans

Her wife added: “There aren’t any [lesbian Trump supporters] because we are the smartest of the species.”

New Log Cabin Republicans chief Jerri Ann Henry has criticised Trump

Henry, a GOP strategist, has criticised Trump’s political strategy on several issues.

Responding to White House departures in August 2017, she told Roll Call: “At some point, he’s basically crossing out all of his allies… the more chaos he creates, the more [his base] like it. That’s what he ran on, after all.”

Speaking to the Boston Globe in December 2017, Henry said that the president “has been a drag” on the Republican ticket, adding: “Anyone working with him is tainted by him.”

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