‘Transgendered Leftist Activist’….WOW Ted.
“We know that he was a man registered to vote as a woman.”
‘This discrepancy on Dear’s voter registration was first reported by The Gateway Pundit, a self-described “right-of-center news website,” under the claim that he “identifies as [a] woman.”
‘Conservatives have since run with the claim that Dear is transgender’.
‘There is actually no evidence to suggest that he is transgender, nor a “leftist,” nor any kind of activist. In fact, all of the available information suggests he was none of those things’.
Transgender – ‘ On the voter registration form with the gender discrepancy, his party is listed as “UAF,” meaning unaffliated’.
Leftist – ‘The Times’ profile also identifies him as “generally conservative,” having been raised as a Baptist, but as someone who did not discuss politics much’.
‘According to his ex-wife, “he believed wholeheartedly in the Bible” and believed that abortion was wrong’.
‘He also distributed pamphlets criticizing President Obama to his neighbors in Colorado’.
Activist – ‘As the New York Times explained, Dear was very much a recluse, the type “that preferred to be left alone,” living in various single-wide trailers and cabins since his divorce in 2000’.
‘Neighbors did not know him well, and if they did, it’s because he would lash out at them when they tried to interfere with his business, like reporting him for mistreating his dogs’.
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!
UPDATE from Cruz campaign –
‘Spokesman Rick Tyler clarified of the candidate’s remarks’,
“He was making the point that there isn’t enough information”.
“You can’t expect a full response to a story that’s developing. The point was there’s a lot of raw information going around that’s not confirmed”.
‘The campaign also explained that Cruz received his information from “The Right Scoop,” which similarly used the voter registration form to ask, “WAS THE COLORADO SHOOTER A TRANSGENDER PERSON?!?!”