You know, it's rather cute how so many of us in the LGBTQ community are going back and forth with regards to Pete Buttigieg, with some of us determined to wreck him for being a supposed Republican in "sheep's clothing." However, our intense discussions about Buttigieg simply underscores how yet again we ignore those in our "family" who truly deserve our venom.
From Raw Story
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump intends to tap Richard Grenell as acting Director of National Intelligence.
Grenell, who currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany and would be the first openly gay man to serve in Trump’s cabinet, is a hard-right partisan and a loyalist to the president — a sharp contrast from Dan Coats, who was ousted from ODNI last year over disagreements with Trump.
In his current role, he caused an uproar in Germany after he threatened to use his office to help far-right political parties win elections in Europe — a flagrant departure from the apolitical conduct U.S. ambassadors are generally expected to follow abroad.
Aside from that, Grenell has been seen by many as an awful diplomat, even to the point of German officials suggesting
that he be expelled after he expressed support for right-wing groups. News of his possible appointment have already garnered shock and disappointment
. Grenell is seen as an extreme Trump loyalist, even to the point of accusing
presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg of lying when Buttigieg called out VP Mike Pence's many instance of homophobia.
Grenell has also led the Trump Administration's announced endeavor
of decriminalizing homosexuality on a worldwide scale. I say "announced" because as far as it is known, nothing has been accomplished. As a matter of fact, the day after the plan was announced, Trump seemed
not to know anything about it.
But regardless of all of this, I'm sure Grenell is patting himself on the back due to his success. And counting on the rest of us to focus more on our tug of war regarding Buttigieg while he climbs the ladder of butt-kissing success. Rung by rung.