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Schweitzer Apologizes For "Gaydar" Comments

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Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer apologizes for making lewd comments against two prominent members of U.S. Congress. The apology statement from Schweitzer can be read on his facebook page.

A National Journal article featuring Schweitzer, sparked social media outcry when it was published Wednesday night.

In the article, focused on Schweitzer's potential run for U.S. President, he said U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor set his "gaydar" off, and compares U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to a prostitute.

In the article Schweitzer said southern men are "effeminate," and went on to say Cantor, whose from Virginia, puts his "gaydar at 60 to 70 percent."

Another quote references Feinstein's recent claims the CIA has been spying on congressional staffers.

He said she's "the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees."

Then, he adds, she acts like a "nun" when it comes to the spying.

In the facebook apology, Schweitzer said he is deeply sorry and apologizes for his "carelessness and disregard."

ABC FOX Montana tried reaching out to Schweitzer on Thursday, but he was traveling and unavailable for comment.

 

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