Roy Ashburn Admits That He Is Gay

6a00d8341c730253ef0120a8f9dce4970b-piI guess this was bound to happen, but I didn't expect it to happen this soon. Republican California Senator Roy Ashburn, arrested last week for a DUI, made a surprise admission about his sexual orientation during a radio interview with Inga Banks's AM radio program. Said Ashburn:

"I am gay. And so, those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long. But I am gay. It is something that is personal and I don't believe I felt with my heart that being gay wouldn't affect how I do my job."

When asked about his anti-gay voting record, Ashburn responded with this:

"My votes reflect the wishes of the people in my district."

Listen to the interview, split in two parts, after the jump.

Posted March 8, 2010 at 3:30pm ETC by Steve Pep
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