An openly-gay Massachusetts Representative speaks out after dealing with Saturday’s banter from protesters.
Although protesters swarmed the capitol to dispute a health care reform bill, they proceeded with anti-gay comments directed at Representative Barney Frank, reports On Top Magazine.
“Obviously there are perfectly reasonable people that are against this, but the people out there today on the whole – many of them were hateful and abusive,” said Frank to Talking Points Memo.
Frank also confirmed reports that other protesters shouted “homo communist” at him and another told him to “go homo to Massachusetts.”
Some Representatives, though, defended the protesters’ rights to make these comments.
“When you use totalitarian tactics, people, you know, begin to act crazy,” Representative Devin Nunes, a California Republican, said on CSPAN. “I think that people have every right to say what they want. If they want to smear someone, they can do it.”
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