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Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri was in tears as she gave her speech on the House floor speaking during the debate over marriage equality. 

But Hartzler wasn’t shedding tears of joy at the prospect of making sure LGBT Americans had access to marriage. Nope. Instead she was crying in fear of same-sex marriage and begged her colleagues to vote no on the Respect for Marriage Act.

"I'll tell you my priority; protect religious liberty, protect people of faith, and protect Americans who believe in the true meaning of marriage. I hope and pray that my colleagues find the courage to join me in opposing this misguided and this dangerous bill,”  she said in a tearful plea on the House floor. “[The] only purpose is to hand the federal government a legal bludgeoning tool to drive people of faith out of the public square and silence anyone who dissents.”

She also called the bill unnecessary and said “Obergefell is not in danger."

Hartzler’s nephew, who is gay, blasted the congresswoman on TikTok.

“Today, my aunt Vicky started crying because gay people like me can get married,” Andrew, 24, said in the video, which was shared last week and has over 1.2 million views. “So despite coming out to my aunt this past February, I guess she’s still as much of a homophobe.”

Andrew told NBC News he has struggled with his sexuality throughout his childhood and has undergone so-called gay conversion therapy.

"It's really interesting to me how my aunt and other members of the religious right only use the term religious freedom or religious liberties when they're talking about taking away other people's rights," Andrew told NBC. "That is their excuse to show blatant discrimination."

Vicky’s term ends in January. She ran for the senate this year but lost in the primary.