Ken Buck Equates Homosexuality With Alcoholism, video
GOP Candidate Says Being Gay A Choice, Equates Homosexuality With Alcoholism, (Meet The Press Video)
Ken Buck, the Republican Senate candidate from Colorado, is making the headlines for his comments about homosexuality on Sunday's Meet the Press.
Ken Buck was being interviewed by David Gregory, the host of Meet the Press.
GREGORY: Do you believe that being gay is a choice?BUCK: I do.GREGORY: Based on what?BUCK: Based on what? I guess you can choose who your partner is.GREGORY: You don't think it's something that's determined at birth?BUCK: I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically, you have a choice.
Ken Buck later clarified his remarks surrounding homosexuality.
He noted that he mentioned alcoholism as an example of another behavior that can be influenced by genetic factors."I wasn't talking about being gay as a disease," Buck said. "I don't think that at all."
These latest comments from Ken Buck demonstrate the unease among mainstream Republicans to the newer Tea Party backed candidates. The GOP is set to make some big grounds in the upcoming mid-terms and they don't want any controversial comments to motivate a seemingly unmotivated Democratic base.
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