An MSNBC segment Tuesday night became heated when former RNC Chairman Michael Steele told Connecticut Governor to “bring down the crazy” over his opposition to the anti-LGBT Indiana law.
“I cannot disagree with the Governor more—he just needs to bring the crazy down a little bit on this,” Steele said to Governor Dan Malloy on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews.
Malloy soon interrupted him, saying, “when you walk like a duck and you quack like a duck, you’re a duck.” He added a shot at Indiana Governor Mike Pence: “When you’re a bigot you’re a bigot.”
Steele said everyone should see what changes Pence will make to the law, as he said he would Tuesday.
“I think Mr. Steele is too good a person to be an apologist for this legislation,” Malloy said to Steele. The MSNBC contributor shot back the law can be interpreted in a variety of different ways, and that there’s nothing in the Indiana law that discriminates.
The Indiana law signed by Mike Pence last week has been the subject of a media and cultural firestorm, with TV news and social media erupting against what the majority deem as a discriminatory law that would give Indiana businesses license to reject LGBT customers.
Pence has vowed to implement new language into the law this week that outlaws discrimination against LGBT people.
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