Scott Brown: Massacre didn’t target gays
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown doesn’t acknowledge that the Orlando attacks targeted gays.
In an interview with Boston Herald Radio, Brown — who has been campaigning for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — said it was “deeply unfortunate” that most, if not all of the victims of the massacre were members of the LGBT community. But he also said he did not consider the victims to be “from a particular class of people.”
“I classify them as Americans, and it was an attack against all Americans, not just one particular class of type of American,” Brown said.
Here’s the full quote (emphasis added):
It’s so tragic that you have people, and a lot of them were gay and lesbian and transgender, and that’s deeply unfortunate, but I think it’s more than that. They were Americans first. I mean, they weren’t … I don’t identify the people who were murdered as from a particular class of people. I classify them as Americans, and it was an attack against all Americans, not just one particular class or type of American.