Gay comic Mario Cantone is full of opinions this week.
One day he says Bruce Jenner is morphing into a ‘lumberjack lesbian’ and now he’s calling out Republican Congressman Aaron Schock as gay because of his buff body.
Catone, best known for his recurring role on Sex and the City, guest-hosted on ABC’s The View Wednesday (7 January) and was having a conversation with the panel about the US Senate’s swimming pool which had once been off limits to women because the male senators liked to swim in it naked.
Co-host Nicolle Wallace remarked that Congressman Schock of Illinois, well-known for his chiseled physique, might make the water more inviting.
When a photo of the staunchly Republican Schock was shown, even staunchly liberal lesbian co-host Rosie O’Donnell licked her lips.
Then Cantone weighed in: ‘If he’s a Democrat, he’s gay.If he’s a Republican, he’s in the closet. Come on, look at him!’
Cantone did not seem to be aware that Schock has long been dogged by rumors that he is a closeted gay man.
If true, this is particularly irksome to some people because he has followed the party line and consistently voted against pro-LGBT legislation.
Schock has gotten more attention for displaying his impressive physique on the pages of Men’s Health than for any legislation he has championed.
You can see the discussion at the 9:00 mark of the video below.