Maryland lawmaker Don H. Dwyer Jr. is known as one of the most conservative lawmakers in Annapolis. He’s admitted to drunk driving his boat and crashing it into “a smaller vessel with five children on board.”
Three children — ages 5, 7 and 12 — were hospitalized at Baltimore-area hospitals. A 5-year-old girl was scheduled to be released as soon as Thursday. The 12-year-old boy was released earlier in the day, and the 7-year-old boy has a broken arm and was expected to stay overnight.
Dwyer struck the other boat so violently, his own boat sank and he also required hospital treatment.
Dwyer’s vendetta against equal rights for gay people is a matter of record.
Dwyer, a Tea Party Republican, has in the past suggested that homosexuals were a threat to children and that same-sex marriage would lead to homosexuality being taught in schools.
Indeed, Dwyer took his anti-gay extremism so far as to try to have other office holders impeached for supporting equal rights for gay Americans. But that wasn’t the end of his morality policing.
Earlier this year Dwyer supported a ballot measure to strip lawmakers of their office when found guilty of serious crimes. Maryland voters will decide on it in November.
In other words, if he’s convicted and the ballot initiative passes, he will get kicked out of office by his own law. I wish ill on no one, but there would be a certain poetic justice in that outcome.