- Associated Press - Friday, April 20, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania is calling a colleague a “lying homosexual” in a Facebook post attacking liberal legislators.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe also is defending his comments, which he made Friday.

He tells The Associated Press that he mentioned the sexual orientation of Democratic Rep. Brian Sims of Philadelphia because Sims has spoken openly about being gay, and because he believes it is “immoral behavior.”

Sims is calling Metcalfe “Rep. Snowflake McRacist” on Twitter and says Metcalfe “claims victimhood” when he’s called out in public.

The two lawmakers have clashed for several years.

Metcalfe’s district is north of Pittsburgh. He is chairman of the House State Government Committee.

Metcalfe also recently accosted another state lawmaker for repeatedly touching his arm, and suggested the man might be gay.


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