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06 May 2013

David Scott Ignores the Wishes of His Constituents with His Endorsement of Gay Marriage

"You've got to represent the wishes of your constituency. My proper position would be to vote the wishes of my constituents."

Those are the words of 13th district Congressman David Scott.

Congressman Scott made those comments in 2008, after the voters in his district supported Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential preference primary, 82% to Hillary Clinton's 18% [Espo, David (15 February 2008). Black Lawmakers Rethink Clinton Support. Washington Post. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.]. Scott endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, then withdrew his endorsement of Hillary after his constituents backed Obama overwhelmingly at the ballot box.

Fast forward five years to now, where, last week, Georgia Congressman David Scott made headlines with his endorsement of gay marriage [Douglas-Brown, Laura (3 May 2013). U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) supports gay marriage. Georgia Voice. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.].

Once again, the Congressman's endorsement puts him at odds with the voters in his district.

David Scott's constituents voted overwhelmingly in favor of banning gay marriage in the state of Georgia.

Here are the numbers:



Remember what Congressman Scott said, folks.

"You've got to represent the wishes of your constituency," Scott told the Washington Post. "My proper position would be to vote the wishes of my constituents."

77% of Congressman Scott's constituents voted to ban gay marriage. He's got to represent the wishes of his constituency.