Odds are you missed the debate over a land-use bill in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Tuesday night because you were busy doing anything else, but that means you missed one of the weirdest moments you’ll ever see take place during a legislative hearing.
According to The Washington Post, the super conservative Daryl Metcalfe, who’s in the state capital representing the fine folks of the 12th Legislative District, had a mini-freak session when his colleague Matt Bradford briefly touched his arm while discussing the bill.
The problem with that? You guessed it – it made Metcalfe so uncomfortable that he felt the need to remind everybody in attendance that he likes women.
“Look, I’m a heterosexual,” Metcalfe told Bradford. “I have a wife, I love my wife, I don’t like men — as you might. But stop touching me all the time. Keep your hands to yourself. If you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle who might like it. I don’t.”
Naturally, Metcalfe’s remarks drew a round of giggling and “smirks.”
“We’re officially off the rails,” Bradford said. “My intent was just to beg for your permission for about 30 seconds.”
Of course, Metcalfe had a response for that as well, and that was, “Then beg, don’t touch.”
“I don’t know where we go from here, really,” Bradford replied.
It’s worth noting that Bradford is married with four children, so it all just comes down to Metcalfe being an asshole.