Official welcome

Brian Sims welcomes Mike Pence to Philadelphia with a polite one finger salute

Rep. Brian Sims welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Philadelphia yesterday… by giving him the finger.

Pence was in the City of Brotherly Love to attend a fundraiser for Scott Wagner, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania.

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In a now-viral “official welcome” posted to social media, Sims detailed all the things that make Philly a tolerant and diverse city–and why Pence really doesn’t belong there:

To be clear, we’re a city of soaring diversity. We believe in the power of all people to live and to contribute: black, brown, queer, trans, atheist, immigrant, we want you and we’ll respect you.

So keep that in mind while you’re here raising money to attack more families, spread more lies, blaspheme with your bible, and maybe even talk to a woman without your wife in the room. We have plenty of [diverse people], and they’re pretty much all more powerful and more real than you have ever been.

So…get bent, then get out!

Ouch.

But the savagery doesn’t stop there.

Sims’ message to Pence has received a ton of support; it’s also drawn a lot of criticism… which Sims gives absolutely zero f*cks about:

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