Texas Congressman: Pulse Wasn’t A Gay Nightclub

FYI it absolutely was.

On Tuesday afternoon, National Journal reporter Daniel Newhauser asked House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions if the recent attacks at Pulse nightclub in Orlando would make him flip his opinion on a pro-LGBT anti-discrimination amendment he’d previously voted against. His response? Pulse wasn’t a gay nightclub and most of the people there weren’t LGBT.

Newhauser recorded the interaction on his Twitter feed and the resulting ignorance is shocking, to say the least.

Later, Newhauser was told by members of Sessions’ staff that the congressman had been misinformed.

In May, Sessions, along with many of his conservative colleagues, voted down the protective amendment, which would prevent federal contractors from discriminating against individuals on the basis of their sexual identity.

“We need to support the men and women of the United States Military,” Sessions said when another congressman, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, attempted to raise the issue again. “And we do not believe that this is a stumbling block because we don’t view what [Maloney is] saying is the critical and key issue.”

The amendment was eventually struck down.

h/t: Jezebel

Texas native with a penchant for strong margaritas, early Babs and tastefully executed side-eye.