Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is going to China to promote business and trade with the city — and that’s liberal hypocrisy on parade.
Because of certain instances of grandstanding the mayor has been guilty of lately.
Earlier this year Murray banned all city-employee travel to the North Carolina via an executive order, after the state passed a law that prevents all cities and counties from passing certain bathroom rules. Prior to that, he banned travel to Indiana for a law passed there.
As KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson points out, Murray’s trip to China is “more proof that the mayor cares more for grandstanding than substantive progressive ideals he often promotes.” Monson:
“Can somebody explain to me why Mayor Ed Murray is going to China which has far more draconian LGBT laws than Indiana and North Carolina have even dreamed of? The stunning hypocrisy of this. The mayor says ‘can’t go to Indiana, can’t go to North Carolina. Oh, by the way, I’m going to China…
“In China, they don’t even allow gay marriage… He couldn’t care less about gay rights or LGBT rights. All he cares about is grandstanding. Because there was a trendy movement to ban North Carolina and Indiana travel; he wanted to be ahead of the trend. But when it comes to China there is business interest that is far more important than gay or LGBT rights.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the stunning hypocrisy of liberals.