GOP lawmaker suggest Dem. touching him is gay

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe says he's heterosexual, doesn't like men touching his arm

"State Representative Daryl Metcalfe has always been a problem in Harrisburg", Pa. Democrats wrote in a released statement.

Nope, not one bit.

'I have a wife, I love my wife.

On Wednesday, Metcalf told reporters that Bradford had touched him "multiple times" in the past and he told him to stop "more than once." . Cause this lawmaker ain't gay.

Mr Metcalfe also used his interjection to urge Mr Bradford to seek out someone within his own party if he wanted to feel the touch of another man.

He chuckled in bewilderment at the comments, as other members of the committee laughed uncomfortably. "I don't like men, as you might, but stop touching me", said Representative Daryl Metcalfe. "But stop touching me all the time", Metcalfe told Bradford, who then began laughing.

"Keep your hands to yourself", Metcalfe, a Republican from Butler County, continued. Metcalfe chairs the state House's state government committee and thus has some control of the fate of all civil rights' legislation that goes through the Pennsylvania legislature.

Pennsylvania's first openly gay legislator, Rep. Brian Sims, sits on the state government committee and turned to Facebook to express his outrage toward Metcalfe, whom he called the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus's "head bigot".

"But stop touching me all the time", he said.

Mr Metcalfe's comments are now under scrutiny from the Governor of Pennsylvania.

Metcalfe added that he would not step down and he does not think Republican leaders will remove him from his position.

Meanwhile, Metcalfe has doubled down on his interruption: "I don't know what [Bradford's sexuality] is", he said. "I can use it to shed light on his bad behavior", Representative Metcalfe told FOX43.

Metcalfe, however, said he has no plans to resign, reports Pittsburgh's WPXI 11 News. "In this day in age, that's really inappropriate".

Bradford is married to a woman, and has four children. Metcalfe then interrupts Bradford.

It wasn't the only national interview Metcalfe did on Wednesday. "I've tried to calm him down".

In a statement posted to its website, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party declared that this most recent outburst from Metcalfe "has gone beyond the pale" and is a part of a history of homophobia and "repeated racism".

'I'm pretty much without further comment that could be constructive at this time, ' he said.

In 2013, after the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, Metcalfe silenced Sims from speaking out about it on the House floor.

Just thought we should clear that up after this video emerged.

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