Anti-Gay Texas Lawmaker Attends LGBT Pride Reception, Drinks, Realizes He’s at Wrong Party

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GOP Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, a DOMA supporter, wandered into the Victory Fund Pride reception earlier this week and had a few drinks.

The Houston Chronicle reports:

Of course, that was before the he realized he was at the wrong event. As it turns out, Hall and his staffers were under the impression that they were attending an event for a fellow congressman, an event scheduled for that same day. After being welcomed into the event and offered refreshments, Hall inquired about the congressman whom he was there to support. After being told that he was indeed in the wrong place, the longtime conservative quickly left the premises — that is, as quickly as a 90-year-old can physically leave a premises.

“At that moment I realized that this was not the reception I intended to attend, and I put down my glass, thanked the sponsor, and told him we would be leaving,” Hall said.

They add:

Following a Heard on the Hill article about the event mix-up entitled “Ralph Hall Lets His Hair Down,” Hall said, “I would just say that while I do have a good head of hair for a 90-year-old, I do not have the quantity of hair, nor the inclination, to let it down.”

MetroWeekly Political Editor Justin Snow caught him on camera, tweeting: "GOP Rep. Ralph Hall, a DOMA supporter, wandered into Victory Fund Pride reception. He seems to be lost."

Posted June 14, 2013 at 10:57am ETC by Andy Towle
in DOMA, News, Ralph Hall, Texas