Now he's attacking fellow Texan Beto O'Rourke, the former Democratic U.S. Congressman who is running for president after almost unseating Senator Ted Cruz.
Lt. Gov. Patrick has organized a boycott of businesses that allow transgender people to use restrooms according to their gender identity, supported wide-ranging anti-transgender legislation, and pushed for discriminatory, Indiana-style anti-LGBT "religious freedom" laws.
That's just a small sample of Lt. Gov. Patrick's activism.
And yet, even Fox News host Laura Ingraham – who's anti-LGBT herself – was surprised when Patrick attacked Beto O'Rourke using an old anti-gay slur Monday night on her show.
After calling O'Rourke a "moron" with "no substance," Patrick – who also during the show said he doesn't like to name-call – called the former Democratic Congressman "light in the loafers."
“He is so light in the loafers he floats off the ground at times,” Patrick told a surprised Ingraham, as The Daily Beast reports.
At the end, Ingraham helped Patrick clean up his mess:
“You just meant not consequential, correct? You didn’t mean any pejorative, right?” Ingraham added, helpfully walking Patrick through his clean-up.
“No, no, no! What I mean is he flaps his arms a lot,” Patrick shouted as Ingraham noted “people might think something else.”
“I meant he’s a lightweight,” Patrick said as the Fox News host nodded along.
Patrick, apparently not satisfied by trying to slur O'Rourke, also claimed that racism barely exists in America.
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