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Dem Thinks GOP is “Anti-Gay” for Opposing Malloy Nominee; Two Gay Republicans Push Back

March 12, 2018 By Staff
Dem Thinks GOP is “Anti-Gay” for Opposing Malloy Nominee; Two Gay Republicans Push Back

State Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) affirmed to CBS Connecticut's Dennis House that he thinks the GOP is "anti-gay" for opposing Dan Malloy's chief justice nominee. Two Republican candidates pushed back on Saturday.

State Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) took the fight over Malloy chief justice nominee Andrew McDonald to a new low over the weekend, telling CBS Connecticut’s Dennis House that he thinks Republicans “don’t like the fact that [McDonald] is gay.”

From House’s blog:

DUFF: “I think many of them don’t like the fact that he is gay.”

HOUSE: “Do you think they are anti-gay?”

DUFF: “Yes”

HOUSE: “Who?”

DUFF: “I don’t want to say for sure.”

Duff received pushback from none other than two gay Republicans running for state House of Representatives on Saturday.

From John Scott, “the first openly gay Republican to serve in the General Assembly” from 2014 to 2016, and running to again represent the 40th District:

Senator Duff you have a very short memory. Might I remind you that in January of 2016 our Republican House Leader Themis…

Posted by John Scott for State Rep on Saturday, March 10, 2018

And from Ken Richards, running to represent the 41st District:

Well this is interesting, when I was in Hartford two weeks ago, I was met with open arms and strong words of…

Posted by Ken Richards for State Rep on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury) also spoke out against Duff’s comments, saying Duff “should apologize to his Senate Republican colleagues immediately.”

As of Monday afternoon, the state House of Representatives had narrowly voted to advance McDonald’s nomination to debate.

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