Former half-term Governor of Alaska and failed 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been busy playing Santa Claus in Alabama to a pair of anti-gay congressmen with money from her political action committee Sarah PAC.
According to AL.com, Palin, whose political action committee took in almost $500,000 for the first half of 2015, donated $500 each to U.S. representatives Mo Brooks of Huntsville and Gary Palmer of Hoover.
According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Brooks received a 0% on their congressional scorecard that tracks congressional votes on a variety of LGBT-related issues that include employment non-discrimination, marriage recognition, student non-discrimination and domestic violence.
Palmer, who was elected to congress to represent District 3 in November, is yet to be tracked by HRC, but has gone on the record as being strongly opposed to the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriages.
"I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court's decision in this case and believe it represents the height of judicial activism," Palmer said, according to 280Living.com. "Two years ago, in U.S. v. Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional because they claimed that it interfered with the right of states to define marriage as each state saw fit. Now that same court has summarily invalidated the right of every state, such as Alabama, that defines marriage as between one man and one woman."
AL.com notes that through June 30, Brooks' campaign reported having $940,973 in cash on hand while Palmer reports having $443,151 in cash on hand. Brooks' campaign war chest is the largest among Alabama's seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives.