Gregory T. Angelo, Interim President of the Log Cabin Republicans, sat down with that beacon of reason and logic known as Bill O’Reilly to discuss his organization’s opposition to Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel.
“We’re opposing the nomination first and foremost because we’re Republicans,” Angelo begins, though O’Reilly astutely counters that so is Hagel. But Angelo notes that “there are myriad Republicans who are coming out in opposition to a Chuck Hagel nomination for myriad reasons.”
When he can get a word in edgewise, Angelo goes on to criticize Hagel’s much-publicized anti-gay record and O’Reilly asks if Hagel’s, or anyone’s, opposition to gay rights disqualifies them from holding office.
Angelo’s answer: depends.