Girl power? After being outed by a state legislator, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey denies that she is a closeted lesbian.
Ivey is denying that she is gay after Patricia Todd, Alabama’s only openly gay state legislator, posted comments on social media Tuesday night suggesting that the Alabama governor is a closeted lesbian.
On her Twitter account Todd posted the following comment suggesting Ivey is gay:
Will someone out her for God’s sake….I have heard for years that she is gay and moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became Gov. I am sick of closeted elected officials.
Todd made the tweet Tuesday evening. However, her Twitter account is now set to private.
The Ivey campaign is vigorously denying the accusation. Commenting on the story, Debbee Hancock, Ivey campaign spokeswoman, said:
This is a disgusting lie being pushed by a paid liberal political hack. There is absolutely no truth to it.
Ivey herself also issued a strong denial on Wednesday morning, claiming “There is absolutely no truth to it. It’s false. It’s wrong.”
Ivey posted the following statement on her campaign’s Twitter and Facebook accounts:
This most recent personal attack against me is beyond disgraceful. It’s a disgusting lie being pushed by a paid left wing liberal political operative. There is absolutely no truth to it. It’s false. It’s wrong. It’s a bald faced lie. And I’m not gonna let them get away with it. Whether these attacks are malicious or ignorant or both – they represent everything that’s wrong with politics today.
My Statement: pic.twitter.com/VynDmm2l6r— Kay Ivey (@kayiveyforgov) May 16, 2018
Speaking of political hacks, previously Ivey said that she believed that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore was a child molester, but was voting for him anyway, because he was a Republican.
As for Patricia Todd, she is sticking by her story. Explaining her tweet Todd said:
I hate hypocrites.
As for Governor Kay Ivey, perhaps the lady doth protest too much. In addition, while denying that she’s gay, she forgot to say “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
Bottom line: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey denies that she is a closeted lesbian.