If he has it his way, incoming Congressman-elect Robert Garcia of California will be prancing his way right past Georgia's U.S.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and leaving one of the most anti-LGBTQ+ members of Congress in his wake. That's the message Garcia sent when he posted a popular reaction video of NeNe Leakes stepping out to Saucy Santana's song "Walk.""As a reminder, this will be me when I walk by Marjorie Taylor Greene in the Capitol next week at orientation," Garcia, the first out gay immigrant elected to Congress, tweeted Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, after the tweet received more than 100,000 likes and some right-wing hate, Garcia tweeted, "Apparently, I've already started agitating the homophobic MAGA / Marjorie Taylor Greene stans.
Y'all ain't ready for the [confident attitude]."The current Long Beach, Calif., mayor has proven to be a master of the meme.Monday, as the first week of new member orientation kicked off, above a gif of a hunky Superman who winks at the camera, Garcia tweeted, "Me meeting all the new Republican freshman at orientation this morning." Garcia's online confidence in being a gay man is by design because he's proud of who he is.Garcia spoke with The Advocate Monday from the noisy halls of Congress between new member orientation sessions. "["Marjorie Taylor Greene] is somebody that has zero interest in allowing gay people to live full lives, so I think she shouldn't be in Congress," Garcia says. "I think she represents exactly what's wrong in our country."He adds, "I'm sure she's not going to like me very much."Because Greene has displayed hatred toward immigrants (he immigrated from Peru as a child) and the LGBTQ+ community, and Garcia represents both, he says her attitude toward him.