Van Bramer said in an email from his borough president campaign that he is standing by Ardila.
“The words he used as a teenager were reprehensible,” said Van Bramer, who is gay. “He has taken responsibility and apologized to me personally and to all rightfully offended and hurt by that language. I believe Juan when he says he would never use those words again and that they do not reflect the man he has become.”
Teenager? The last homophobic comment on his Facebook was posted 7 years ago when he was in college.
Of course! What could you possibly say in defense of endorsing someone who exemplifies the opposite of your lame virtue signalling reputation?