Storyline highlights The incident took place during a state government committee meeting
Metcalfe came under immediate criticism for the comments
Washington (CNN) A good Pennsylvania lawmaker is under fire after insinuating that a fellow point out representative was gay for touching his arm throughout a committee meeting.
The incident, captured on a video feed, took place during a state government committee meeting in the Pennsylvania Home of Representatives Tuesday night. Republican point out Rep. Daryl Metcalfe was chairing a gathering about land make use of legislation when point out Rep. Matthew Bradford, a Democrat who was speaking at that time, touched his arm.
“Look, I’m a good heterosexual,” Metcalfe said. “I have a wife, I love my wife. I can’t stand men, as you might. … Stop touching me all the time,” he said.
“It’s like, keep your hands to your self. Like if you want to touch someone, you have people on your side of the aisle that might like it. I don’t,” Metcalfe told Bradford through the meeting.
Bradford began chucking and turned red. A fellow representative is seen hiding her face with her palm and shaking her brain in disbelief.