President Gregory T. Angelo says he's been focusing on the transition while others focus on "failed candidacy of Hillary Clinton."
The president of the Log Cabin Republicans, Gregory T. Angelo sent out an email on Friday saying that his organization has been working closely with the Trump transition team.
The letter, penned on Nov. 10, is a call for financial support, but also says that the organization is working in tandem with Trump’s appointed team tasked with making a smooth transfer of power before his inauguration in January.
Here is that email from Angelo:
A Message from Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo: My conversations with the Trump Transition Team
Date: November 10, 2016
It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, but I didn’t want to wait another minute to share this important news:
For the past three weeks, I’ve been in regular communication with the Trump Transition Team, the group tasked with organizing personnel and policy for our president-elect.
While Log Cabin Republicans was working to have a relationship with our nation’s incoming chief executive, the LGBT Left was busy demonizing Donald Trump and fundraising off of bogeymen.
I can’t say it’s surprising — what else can they do now?
After working for decades against Republicans rather than with them and putting all their faith into the failed candidacy of Hillary Clinton, purportedly “non-partisan” LGBT advocacy groups now face GOP majorities in the House and Senate, and a Republican in the White House for the next 4 — or perhaps even EIGHT — years.
That’s why the work of Log Cabin Republicans is so important.
In fact, it’s more important than it’s ever been.
Collectively, LGBT advocacy organizations on the Left have staff in the hundreds. Budgets in the millions. And yet, they don’t have a single point of contact in the incoming Trump administration. Log Cabin Republicans does.
Think about that.
While LGBT liberals were breathlessly lamenting this fact to the New York Times, Log Cabin Republicans was quietly working behind-the-scenes to ensure the advances in LGBT freedom we have made thus far remain secure and continue in a Trump administration.
No one else is doing this.”
The letter concludes by asking for financial support and for those who let their membership lapse to “come back to the cabin,” and is signed by Angelo and San Diego LCR Secretary Monica Fay.
The Log Cabin Republicans withheld their endorsement of Trump in a statement late in October, just weeks before Americans went to the polls, citing Ronald Reagan's famous quote, "Trust but verify" as their reasoning.
“So cautioned former President Ronald Reagan who inspired our founding in 1977 — and it is a solemn understanding of that very instruction from our 40th president that compels Log Cabin Republicans to withhold endorsement from our Party’s current nominee,” the statement read.
Despite claiming, "Mr. Trump is perhaps the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party,” LCR couldn't bring themselves to endorse the president-elect because, "he concurrently surrounded himself with senior advisors with a record of opposing LGBT equality and committed himself to supporting legislation such as the so-called ‘First Amendment Defense Act’ that Log Cabin Republicans opposes.”
The Washington Blade reports that the last time LCR refused to endorse a Republican candidate was George W. Bush in 2004.