Because Latinos can’t be gay? Talking Points Memo reports:
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) reportedly argued Tuesday that Pulse, the Orlando nightclub that on Sunday became the site of the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history, was a “young person’s club” rather than a gay club. Pulse describes itself as “the hottest gay bar in Orlando” on its website and while the shooter’s precise motive is not yet known, a number of the victims were part of the LGBT community. Early Sunday, 29 year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse, which was hosting a Latin night, and killed 49 people before ultimately being shot and killed by officers who stormed the scene to rescue hostages he’d taken.
Sessions is reportedly on Trump’s VP short list.
Asked Rules Chair Sessions if Orlando shooting changes calculation on LGBT Maloney amdmt. He argued Pulse was not a gay club.
— Daniel Newhauser (@dnewhauser) June 14, 2016
NOTE: In the first draft of this post I mistakenly promoted Sessions to the Senate. I was thinking of Sen. Jeff Sessions, of course.