Yuma Arizona's Mayor Al Krieger made offensive remarks at a Memorial Day event suggesting gay people are effeminate and weak and asserted that gay servicemembers can never do what tough veterans have done in the past.
The Mayor voiced his opposition to repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy by saying:
“I cannot believe a bunch of lacey-drawered, limp-wristed people could do what those men have done in the past.”He even went on to compare his stand with that of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, saying that he was principled and speaking from the heart.
“We need solid, strong men to fight those battles. Not pacifists.”
The Mayor can be reached for comment at Alan.Krieger@YumaAz.gov