Susanne Atanus (below), the Republican who told a local newspaper that God put autism and dementia on Earth as punishment for marriage equality and abortion, just lost her bid for Congress. Incumbent Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky will retain her seat.
Atanus said to the Daily Herald in January:
“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions.
Atanus’ comments were so despicable that GOP officials asked her to drop out of the race. It didn’t work.
She lost easily tonight:
Because of her ignorance and stubbornness, the Republicans lost a chance to pick up another seat in the House.