I didn’t watch the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer, but I heard the surprising news: he’s a Republican.
Sawyer, who noted during her report that 32 states lack laws protecting LGBT workers from job-related discrimination based on their gender and sexuality, then asked him if he thought it would be “an unsettling thing” for some conservatives. According to her, Jenner said neither major political party has “a monopoly on understanding.”
She then asked if he would ask GOP House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “champion” LGBT rights.
“I would do that, yeah, in a heartbeat,” Jenner replied. “Why not? And I think they’d be very receptive to it.”
ABC said in a separate tatement that, while Jenner identifies as a woman, he chose to use the pronouns “he” and “him” to refer to himself.
Good luck, Bruce. After living with the Kardashians, working with the GOP will be a breeze.