Maryland is wrestling with marriage equality legislation right now, and Maryland Delegate Sam Arora of Montgomery County — someone I thought was on track to be one of the new, great, young progressive leaders of the nation has just screwed over his constituents, including many in the gay community from whom he raised a lot of campaign cash, and in my view, has politically crashed and burned.
Arora has not only reversed himself, creating serious doubts about his support of same sex marriage equality, he actually “lied” saying he never supported marriage equality when it was a clear and evident part of his campaign.
Arora then went back into Tweets that he previously posted and ‘deleted’ this one:
(h/t to John Aravosis)
This is a serious bummer as I really liked this guy. He may have run on one line and changed his mind — but he should be square with his constituency on this.
Instead, he altered his roster of tweeted policy positions and lied. I disagree with him on his now evolving opposition to marriage equality — but he has violated something even greater now.
He has lost my support, and I recommend that progressives in Montgomery County work hard to politically destabilize this delegate now. He needs to be moved out of the State House.
– Steve Clemons