Is Wyoming Senator John Barrasso gay? Mike Rogers believes so. Rogers supposedly has a superior track record for outing anti-gay closet cases. He tweeted yesterday that “@senjohnbarrasso on Chris Wallace had the chance to come out as gay on @foxnewssunday out and be proud. #maybenexttime #bustthehatecloset”
Of course, Rogers’ timing could be a lot better since most Americans are more concerned about the vote to keep the government open than they are about whether or not Barrasso is gay.
Barrasso has a long history of being anti-gay having voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and his votes against same-sex marriage. Barrasso has even bragged about that. He also has a misogynistic streak a mile wide and voted against reauthorizing the Violence against Women Act.
Towleroad noted that Barrasso said in 2004 that “I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense. In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an ‘A’ rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life.”
He has been married twice and has three chidlren.
Rogers has had a few high profile triumphs in the past including the outing of Ed Schrock (R-VA), who resigned after it was discovered he was leaving voicemails at a gay hook-up service, and Larry Craig (R-ID). Rogers had signed affidavits from two of the three men who claimed to have hooked up with Craig.
As for Barrasso, so far, he has not made any comment about this, but then again, it has not hit the mainstream media quite yet.