Barney Frank: Scalia Was ‘Leading Advocate of Fag Burning, Not Flag Burning’

barney-frankFormer Congressman Barney Frank‘s reaction to Donald Trump‘s flag burning tweet featured a comment about the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that made Chris Matthews a little uncomfortable.

Frank went off on Trump’s provocative tweeting before saying this:

“Scalia wrote the opinion, he was very strongly on the other side of [flag burning], and he cited Scalia as his favorite justice. I think there was a pronunciation problem there. You know, Scalia was actually the leading advocate of fag burning, not fag burning.”

Matthews laughed, but was clearly very uncomfortable by the comment and moved on.

When Frank was asked about Scalia in an interview earlier this year, he said, “I was troubled that his homophobia never got mentioned when he died. If he had been as comfortably prejudiced against African Americans, or women, or a lot of other groups, he would not have been considered such a wonderful person. He was a bigot. He expressed prejudice in his opinions.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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