Dem 2016 Hopeful Schweitzer: Cantor’s ‘Effeminate Mannerisms’ Set Off My Gaydar

Former Montana Governor and current MSNBC contributor Brian Schweitzer has some interesting thoughts, shall we say, about ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and about how the Republican congressman… erm, well… sets off his “gaydar.”

Let’s just establish one thing at the outset: Schweitzer has been positioning himself as a potential 2016 candidate, as a more liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. In other words, he could very well run for president one day.

So keep that in mind as you read this paragraph from a new profile of Schweitzer in National Journal.

It wasn’t the only time Schweitzer was unable to hold his tongue. Last week, I called him on the night Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in his GOP primary. “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,” he offered when I mentioned the stunning news. When I asked him what he meant, he added, “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. But he’s not, I think, so I don’t know. Again, I couldn’t care less. I’m accepting.”

Yep. He’s accepting. He just happens to think Eric Cantor’s very effeminate. Okay then.

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