Florida AG (& GOP candidate for Gov.) Bill McCollum ‘personally requested’ the hiring of Rekers

Steve Rothaus has the letters that tie Bill McCollum to George Rekers:

Attorney General Bill McCollum personally requested that the state’s Department of Children and Families hire antigay psychologist George Rekers at $300 an hour as an expert witness to defend Florida’s ban on gay people adopting, records show.

“Our attorneys handling this case have searched long and hard for other expert witnesses with comparable expertise to Dr. Rekers and have been unable to identify any who would be available for this case,” McCollum wrote in 2007 to then-DCF Secretary Bob Butterworth.

So, McCollum really, really wanted Rekers and all of his “expertise.” You know, just like Rekers searched so hard for someone with the “expertise” to carry his luggage.

Rekers was a high-end, anti-gay rentboy for McCollum.


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