A meeting between Pennsylvania lawmakers to discuss a land-use bill became awkward when one lawmaker objected to a male colleague touching his arm.
According to FOX 43, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), chairman of the State Government Committee, was not pleased when Democrat Matt Bradford tapped him during their meeting together.
“I’m a heterosexual. I have a wife. I love my wife. I don’t like men as you might so stop touching me all the time. Keep your hands to yourself. If you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle that might like it. I don’t,” Metcalfe told Bradford.
Bradford, who was shocked by the Republican representative’s comments, explained that he was simply trying to “beg for permission for 30 seconds.”
Metcalfe responded coldly stating, “Then beg. Don’t touch.”
Bradford, a father of four and devoted husband, asked for the meeting to be postponed and relayed that Metcalfe’s commentary was “out of control.” .
Metcalfe has a history of being offensive and racist, with several Pennsylvania Democrats calling for his resignation.
Following the incident on Monday, the party released a statement revealing the lawmaker’s discriminatory and bigoted past.
“State Representative Daryl Metcalfe has always been a problem in Harrisburg. He has invited white supremacists to the capitol testify on behalf of his positions, defended white nationalists, and refused to condemn racist violence,” the party stated on their website. “In addition to being racist, Metcalfe is homophobic. He has silenced gay lawmakers, held up non-discrimination laws and, just today, went on a random homophobic tirade directed at one of his colleagues.”
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