Caitlyn Jenner Explains Why She’s A Republican, Sort Of

Caitlyn Jenner Explains Why She’s A Republican, Sort Of

Caitlyn Jenner is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention this week. And while she’s not addressing GOP delegates at Quicken Loans Arena (though she wouldn’t be the worst speaker they’ve had up there) she is attending a panel for LGBT Republicans at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

An emotional Jenner told attendees about her father, who was an Army ranger in WWII who landed at Omaha Beach and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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“If my dad knew what was going on, and he saw what’s happening with our country I think he’d be very disappointed,” she said. “Because of that I think our best hope in getting back to a constitutional government—with 18 enumerated powers—is in the Republican Party.”

Jenner seemed to be agreeing with the conservative line that the Obama Administration and the Supreme Court have overstepped their authority. Of course, such “oversteps” have benefited the LGBT community greatly—with marriage equality and President Obama’s guidelines ordering states to respect the rights of trans youth.

“Im not giving up on this country, Im not giving up on the Constitution. I want this country to thrive,” she added to much applause. “I want this country to be the best place to do business. I want jobs for everybody—I want jobs for the trans community. Hopefully we can all make some positive changes if we all work together.”