GOP lawmaker suggest Dem. touching him is gay

Lester Mason
December 8, 2017

According to The Washington Post, the super conservative Daryl Metcalfe, who's in the state capital representing the fine folks of the 12th Legislative District, had a mini-freak session when his colleague Matt Bradford briefly touched his arm while discussing the bill.

He interrupted the visibly stunned Bradford mid-sentence to tell him to stop touching him.

'Look, I'm a heterosexual.

"You have a right, I have a right and every citizens has a right to their personal space. Stop touching me all the time", he said.

"It's like, keep your hands to yourself". Like if you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle that might like it. "My intent was just to beg for your permission for about 30 seconds".

Metcalfe responded by saying,"Then beg".

Governor Tom Wolf has called House Republican Leadership to pull Metcalfe's position of chair of the committee.

Bradford, who is married with children, denied touching Metcalfe on goal to get a rise, and said the Republican overreacted.

In addition to being racist, Metcalfe is homophobic.

Following Metcalfe's comments, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party called for his resignation.

Bradford later told that the lawmaker's comments were "unpleasant and awkward and appalling", adding: 'In this day and age, it's really inappropriate'.

Metcalfe later told the Tribune-Review that Bradford has touched his arm or shoulder often during meetings in recent months even though he has asked Bradford to stop.

'I don't know what [Bradford's sexuality] is, ' he said.

Bradford denies Metcalfe's claim of repeated touching. I speak with my hands. "I've never seen anyone go from there to melting down in an anti-gay diatribe", he said.

Metcalfe, who is in his 10th term in Harrisburg, has been outspoken in his belief that homosexuality is a sin and marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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