Dem Thinks GOP is “Anti-Gay” for Opposing Malloy Nominee; Two Gay Republicans Push BackMarch 12, 2018
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: “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…
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…
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.
CT House just voted 73-69 to reject an unfavorable Judiciary Committee report on the confirmation of Andrew McDonald as chief justice of the Supreme Court. His nomination is now properly before the House, and debate has opened.
— Mark Pazniokas (@CTMirrorPaz) March 12, 2018
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