Former Montana governor makes bizarre comment: ousted Repubican Eric Cantor sets off his 'gaydar'

Former Montana governor makes bizarre comment: ousted Repubican Eric Cantor sets off his 'gaydar'

First Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses his job in a stunning primary defeat and now he's apparently setting off the gaydar of the former governor of Montana.

Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat who was governor of Montana from 2005 to 2013 was asked by a National Journal reporter this week for his thoughts on the Virginia congressman being ousted from his seat by a Tea Party candidate.

According to Huffington Post[1], Schweitzer said: 'Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say this ... men in the South, they are a little effeminate. They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say - and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right - but my gaydar is 60-70 percent.'

He then added: 'But he's not, I think, so I don't know. Again, I couldn't care less. I'm accepting.'

On Thursday afternoon, Schweitzer apologized: 'I recently made a number of stupid and insensitive remarks to a reporter from the National Journal. I am deeply sorry and sincerely apologize for my carelessness and disregard.'

References

  1. ^ Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com)

Authors: Super User