State Sen. Janne Myrdal, who became infamous less than a month ago for sharing a gay Nazi flag on Facebook, was just noted as the “Freshman Legislator of the Week” by the Republican leadership.
The blurb (which you can read below) says Myrdal was “raised to fight against injustice.”
“Thank you to Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner for noting me as Freshman of the Week for the 65th Legislative Assembly,” Myrdal, a Republican from Edinburg, wrote on her campaign Facebook page Feb. 3.
The blurb doesn’t mention Myrdal’s history of repeatedly comparing gay people to Nazis. Instead, it says:
“Sen. Myrdal has worked in missions and relief for years, serving in Central America and in urban areas in America. In recent years, she has dedicated herself to the pro-life movement. She credits her motivation to her Christian faith and her family history. After her family suffered through World War II, Myrdal said she was raised to fight against injustice and to remember what had transpired so that it could never happen again.”
That’s right — Myrdal’s family suffered because of the Nazis, which is why today, she uses Nazi imagery to demean gay people.
Here are a few examples of her comparing gays to Nazis on her personal Facebook page:
Myrdal removed the gay Nazi flag from her Facebook page on Jan. 17, the same day we reported on it. She claimed she had posted it by mistake.