Barney Frank thumps Trump: ‘Home-grown bigots’ are more of a threat to LGBT rights than ‘foreign ideologies’
In an appearance on Friday night’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher Ovetime, former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (D) rejected summarily Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s overtures toward the LGBT community.
Frank said that in the 45 years he’s been fighting for LGBT equality, “the number of foreign ideologues that have attacked us has been quite small, it was a terrible event, but they were very specific.”
“Home-grown bigots,” he said, “they have free rein.”
Frank went on to say that Trump has made it known that former Justice Antonin Scalia is his model of a perfect jurist and Supreme Court appointee.
Scalia, Frank said, “was the most important homophobe in America to ever hold high office. If you appoint an Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court, you’ve done more to unravel the gains we have made more than anything else.”
Watch the video, embedded below via Real Time: