State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe Defends His Comments

Credit Katie Meyer

Metcalfe later told the Tribune-Review that Bradford has touched his arm or shoulder often during meetings in recent months even though he has asked Bradford to stop.

Metcalfe went on to say "you have people on your side of the aisle that might like it".

"I said I don't like to be touched like that by another man".

"I've told him in the past to stop touching me, more than once, that he should stop it".

Democrats characterized Metcalfe's comments as anti-gay, but Metcalfe says he just wants the inappropriate touching to stop.

"OK, we're officially off the rails", Bradford said amid nervous chuckles throughout the meeting room. He said his intent with the arm touch was to "beg for your permission for about 30 seconds".

Of course, Metcalfe had a response for that as well, and that was, "Then beg, don't touch".

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Pennsylvania's first openly gay legislator, Rep Brian Sims, expressed outrage on Facebook over Metcalfe's comments.

Pennsylvania democrats are calling for a State representative to resign after a controversial outburst.

Gov. Tom Wolf and the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania are now calling for Metcalfe's removal from the committee and resignation from office.

"To try and label people as being sexist, homophobic or racist or whatever they want to use as their label ... the fact is the majority of men in our culture will not want a man who they don't know touching them", Metcalfe said. 'But I know from him touching me all the time that he indicates he likes to touch men'. I've tried to calm him down'.

As for calls to resign, Metcalfe is clear.

'I have no idea what goes on in his head, and some days I'm glad for that, ' Bradford said.

Metcalfe, who once defended white nationalism by saying it's "a lot different than a white supremacist" has been very vocal against homosexuality in the past.

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