View Full Version : Another Republican Conservative Hypocrite: CA Congressman David Dreier Is GAY

Oct 1st, 2004, 06:18 PM
From today's NY Post's Page Six


POWERFUL Republican Congressman David Dreier one of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's staunchest allies appears to be lying low after the L.A. Weekly alleged that Dreier had a gay affair with his chief of staff.

Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee, co-chair of Californians for Bush and chairman of Schwarzenegger's transition team, was a no-show at Wednesday's Directors Guild of America awards at the Waldorf-Astoria, where he and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) were honored for fighting "runaway production." (The lawmakers have proposed tax breaks for TV and movie projects to stop them from going to Canada.)

Dreier and Berman instead appeared in a video thanking the black-tie crowd, which included Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Jude Law, Edward Furlong,Ben Affleck, Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Demme, Mike Nichols, Sherry Lansing and host Dave Chappelle.

Dreier's office did not respond to several detailed requests by PAGE SIX for comment yesterday. DGA spokesman Morgan Rumpf said awards organizers had known for weeks that Dreier and Berman would likely be too busy with the end of the legislative session.

But another source claimed that Dreier was expected as recently as last week, when Doug Ireland's bombshell L.A. Weekly story hit the stands. Ireland reported that Mike Rogers, a former development director for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, wrote on his blogactive.com that he had given Dreier the "Roy Cohn Award in recognition of 24 years of working against gay and lesbian rights while living as a gay man yourself."

L.A. Weekly cited another blog, Raw Story, which interviewed Dreier's former Democratic opponent. Dr. Janice Nelson said she knew during the 2000 campaign that Dreier was living with his chief of staff, Brad Smith. She said she came forward after learning that Hustler magazine was planning an expose on Dreier's "secret gay life." Raw Story also reported that Smith's $156,000 salary made him the highest-paid chief of staff to any House committee chair, just $400 less than White House Chief of Staff Andy Card.