The president of the nation’s most powerful LGBTQ lobbying organization was ousted Tuesday for helping disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) discredit one of his reported sexual assault victims.
Statement from Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, Human Rights Campaign and Foundation Board Chairs pic.twitter.com/mxUGEFSstn
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 7, 2021
Alphonso David, who previously served as Cuomo’s chief counsel and legal advisor and had been hailed as Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) first black president, was fired by the group’s board of directors.
David took to Twitter Monday to post on his dispute with HRC board co-chairs Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, who, he said, “further elevated their effort to confuse and distract us from the truth.”
In his version of the “facts,” David claimed the HRC co-chairs gave him a deadline of 8:00 a.m. Saturday to let them know if he would resign.