Rep. Jim Banks Threatens Complaint Over Fundraising Drag Queens

In Indiana this week, Rep. Jim Banks’ campaign has threatened to file an ethics complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Dem. Courtney Tritch for hosting a fundraising event that included drag queens. “Not only is this video deeply disturbing and offensive but it clearly shows Democrat Courtney Tritch illegally accepting undocumented cash campaign donations while she dances on stage with a drag queen… Ms. Tritch may want to consider apologizing for this charade,” Steve Justus, campaign manager for Banks, R-3rd, said in a statement included with a link to a video from the fundraising even. David Myles, Tritch’s campaign manager, said in response, “What is disturbing though is the clear homophobia demonstrated by Rep. Banks. In asking for an apology to the families of the 3rd District, he is stating that the LGBTQ community is excluded from his idea of family. If he would like to discuss his views on LGBTQ rights, as well as his positions on affordable health care, strong public schools, and high-wage jobs, he can agree to debate Courtney in person this fall, as we’ve requested multiple times.”