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Florida's Gay Dem Caucus To McCollum: Give The Rekers Money Back!

The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus is demanding that Attorney General Bill McCollum pay back taxpayers for the $120K paid for George Rekers' fraudulent testimony.
Yesterday, McCollum said that on hiring Rekers, “I wouldn’t do it again if I knew what I know today.” But Rekers has built his entire career on peddling discredited junk science and demeaning taxpaying GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) citizens. McCollum knew better but personally requested Rekers to be hired anyway. Because of this, the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus calls on McCollum to immediately refund the state of Florida $120,000 whether it’s from his campaign account or his own pocket. “Bill McCollum showed incredibly poor judgment when he hired Dr. George Rekers to spew hate-filled propaganda on the stand,” said Phillip Perry, spokesman for the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus. “The only way that McCollum can make this right is if he immediately apologizes and pays back taxpayers for this egregious mistake. Floridians expect their leaders to spend taxpayer dollars wisely during these tough times, not waste it on hiring quacks posing as scientists to pursue a narrow, hate-inspired political agenda.”
McCollum's toadies continue to scrub his Facebook page of your comments today. Go after him on Twitter!

UPDATE: Here's a copy of McCollum's letter endorsing George Rekers. Note that he insists that Florida's Department of Children and Families hire Rekers even though they had indicated that they would be "declining to engage his services" over his high fee.

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