A Republican legislator said that he would drown his own kids is if they turned out to be gay.
West Virginia delegate Eric Porterfield appeared on WVVA, an NBC affiliate, to talk about homophobic comments he made last week, where he said that LGBTQ people are “a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan.”
He wore a red MAGA cap – along with a shirt and tie – during the interview.
The reporter asked him what he would do if his son or daughter came out as gay.
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“Well, I would dress my daughter first, as I would take her for a pedicure, I’d take her to get her nails done, and see if she could swim,” Porterfield said, smiling.
“If it was my son, I would probably take him hunting, I would take him fishing, then I’d see if he could swim,” Porterfield, still smiling.
The reporter asked him to clarify. “I just want to make sure they could swim,” he repeated when questioned, continuing to grin.
She again asked him to clarify, and he said, “That’s it. I’d take them out to do activities.” He was still smiling, as if threatening to kill his own children were cute.
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