Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims has let his opinion be known of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to his home district. No ambiguity here.
Sims, a civil rights attorney and LGBTQ activist who was elected to the 182nd district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012, offered Pence a welcome message on Twitter that was, well, not so welcoming. Presumably angry at Pence's very vocal opposition to same-sex marriage and his archaic views on reproductive rights, Sims gave him a not-so-subtle finger—yes, THAT finger—in what has to be the most unwelcoming welcome message anyone has ever received.
In the tweet Sims said:
@MikePenceVP let me be the first to officially welcome you to the City of Brotherly Love and to my District! We’re a City of soaring diversity. We believe in the power of all people: Black, Brown, Queer, Trans, Atheist, & Immigrant. So...get bent, then get out!
In another social media post, the 39-year-old Democrat, known for calling out conservatives, wrote:
To be clear, we’re a city of soaring diversity. We believe in the power of all people to live and to contribute: black, brown, queer, trans, atheist, immigrant, we want you and we’ll respect you. So keep that in mind while you’re here raising money to attack more families, spread more lies, blaspheme with your bible, and maybe even talk to a woman without your wife in the room. We have plenty of them, and they’re pretty much all more powerful and more real than you have ever been.