Sevier County, TN, Commissioner Warren Hurst calls Pete Buttigieg’s presidential candidacy “as ugly as you can get” because Mayor Pete is “a queer”. Hurst was making an argument about his county becoming a gun sanctuary, but has drawn national protest and ridicule for his broader comments about society, Democrats, homosexuality, and the waning rights of white men. Will Progressive free speech advocates stand up for Hurst’s right to offend? Should elected officials be held to a stricter Constitutional speech standard? Did Hurst scuttle his case by spouting his controversial views?
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