Barney Frank: “Scalia Was The Leading Advocate Of Fag Burning, Not Flag Burning”
Almost every edition of MSNBC’s Hardball offers a spit-take moment courtesy of host Chris Matthews, but it instead was a guest on Tuesday as openly gay former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank (Mass.) smeared late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by quipping that on the issue of flag burnings, Scalia wasn’t really supportive that right as much as he was for “fag burning.”
Frank’s horrid joke was made while he was supposed to be discussing President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet about burnings of the American flag that’s sent the media into a tailspin and he did initially when he jumped in to claim Trump’s tweeting with sinister motives.
The far-left former member of Congress also pontificated that since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote so decisively and Trump is so polarizing, “he is by far the most minority President we’ve ever had in this country is going to be a very big problem” (despite the fact that Trump won with over 300 votes in the Electoral College).
It was then that Frank launched into his pathetic cheap shot at the memory of a now-deceased jurist using a homophobic slur:
- I do think that maybe one kinda problem — it is interesting that as you noted, Scalia wrote the opinion, was strongly on the other side of this and he cited Scalia as his favorite judge. I think there was a pronunciation problem. You know, Scalia was actually the leading advocate of fag burning, not flag burning and I think that’s where he got himself a little confused.