GOP Rep. Pete Sessions Apparently Thinks Latinos Can’t Be Gay And Vice Versa

The top Republican lawmaker argued with a reporter on Tuesday over whether or not Pulse was a gay nightclub, citing the fact that many Latinos were there.
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During an exchange with National Journal reporter David Newhauser on Tuesday, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who happens to be the House Rules Committee Chairman, argued that the the scene of the Orlando shooting wasn’t actually a gay nightclub. His proof? There were mostly Latinos there.



Yes, that was actually his argument. It was a regular club where all kinds of people went, and while there may have been some gays there, since there were far more Latinos, it was’t a gay bar. Because, as we all know, being Latino and being gay are mutually exclusive.

Of course, Pulse bills itself as “Orlando’s hottest gay bar,” and has been widely reported since the tragic events of Sunday, the club was founded to honor the memory of one of the owners’ brother, a gay man who died of AIDS.

Eventually, someone on Sessions’ staff told him how dumb he sounded, probably after they saw he was getting ridiculed on Twitter, and told Newhauser that he was mistaken.



Glad we got that straight. Also nice to know that Pete Sessions has really been concerned about this story and has been following it very closely.

Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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