Annapolis, MD – Today, Larry Hogan and Steve Bannon are celebrating Scott Wagner’s victory in the Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial primary, even after Wagner was caught on video last summer calling the longtime American citizen George Soros a “Hungarian Jew” who “made a fortune,” but carries a “hatred for America.” Hogan never pulled hisendorsement of Wagner, in spite of the comments, all well-worn anti-semitic tropes used to disparage and degrade Jewish Americans.
“Governor Hogan is so afraid of the Blue Wave that he’s been running as far away from his record as possible, but just one year ago he felt comfortable standing side-by-side with Steve Bannon to endorse and raise money for an arch-conservative Republican in a neighboring state. Imagine what he’ll be like in a second term,” said Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews. “Governor Hogan’s continued endorsement of Scott Wagner is just more proof to Maryland voters that he values his loyalty to Donald Trump and the Republican Party more than doing what’s right and standing for Maryland values.”
Hogan’s decision to endorse the arch-conservative raises many questions about Hogan’s judgment and position on issues important to Maryland voters. Wagner is a Pennsylvania State Senator who opposes the Affordable Care Act, believes climate change doesn’t exist, sponsored a bill to ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and is a strong supporter of Donald Trump.