He didn’t. He questioned why the guy who actually won the vote wasn’t allowed to take the job.
I’m torn about covering this at all because it’s so stupid. But that’s kind of why I have to. The media are forever looking for creative ways to make it appear conservatives simply hate . . . whoever. Minorities. Gays. Muslims. If they can twist or contort something that happens so as to advance the “conservatives hate everyone but white male Christians” narrative, they will do it. And they’ll take advantage of trivial news to accomplish that end.
This is all the more in play when we’re talking about a Trump cabinet member, so perhaps Energy Secretary Rick Perry should have expected he’d get this type of treatment from the Houston Chronicle when he weighed in on the strange doings at his alma mater, Texas A&M.
Here’s the background: The election for student government president came down to two candidates – Robert McIntosh and Bobby Brooks. Brooks is gay. McIntosh, who is not gay, got the most votes. According to the school’s constitution, the guy who gets the most votes wins. There’s no electoral college system or anything else of the sort.