Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-PA) made headlines on Tuesday when he was captured on tape affirming his heterosexuality after the state representative and committee chair Matthew Bradford (D-PA) briefly touched his arm during a meeting.
"Representative Bradford, I'm straight," says Metcalfe in the video, as he interrupts Bradford. "I have a wife, I love my wife, I do not like men, as it is possible, but stop touching me all the time, it's like, keep your hands to yourself, as if you wanted to touch someone, you have people on your side of the I do not like that. "
A completely disconcerted Bradford responds:" We are officially out of the way. " Bradford, who also has a wife, responds: "My intention was just to beg for your permission for about 30 seconds." To which Metcalfe replies dryly, "Then beg, do not touch."
The video ends with Bradford suggesting that the committee establish "a sidebar to talk about what I will call" the strange problems "that have been raised."
 Metcalfe attended Kansas State University and worked for more than 14 years as an electronic technician for Magnavox and a field engineer for DuPont / Dade Behring before being elected to the Pennsylvania House in 1998, according to his official profile .
Metcalfe is currently serving his tenth term as state representative and his fourth consecutive session as the Republican chairman of the majority of the State Government Committee of the House of Pennsylvania.
In January 2016, the Senate joined the House to vote for House Bill 153, an amendment that was introduced by Metcalfe. The bill successfully amended the state constitution to reduce the House from 203 members to 151 members.
In addition, Metcalfe also spearheaded legislative efforts to remove former Attorney General Kathleen Kane and introduce pension reform legislation for retired government employees. It also introduced taxpayer protection, Second Amendment freedoms, paychecks and the right to work.
Metcalfe also worked considerably to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States. To this end, it has founded the site Legislators of Legal Immigration, a coalition where state legislators work in harmony with federal, state and local governments to secure the borders of the United States against the invasion of illegal aliens.
Metcalfe is married to Elke Metcalfe and has a daughter, Lisa. According to his official biography, he was named "No. of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania." 1 Conservative. "
After the incident was recorded and the video viralized on social media, Bradford spoke, calling Metcalfe's gesture" very strange "and" problematic. "
" His behavior was obviously more that a few lines, "Bradford told Philadelphia magazine." It tells you something about the state of our politics in the United States today if [Metcalfe’s words are] is somehow acceptable or appropriate. "
Rep. Brian Sims , an openly homosexual member of the State Government Committee of the House of Pennsylvania, issued a statement on his Facebook page, calling Metcalfe "the most homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, xenophobic member of our government."
It goes without saying that Twitter users had a field day, mocking Metcalfe for his sudden impulse to find out his sexuality in front of everyone.