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Tammy Bruce: Repeated Gay Marriage Questions ‘Groupthink’

Author, columnist, talk show host, and Fox News Contributor Tammy Bruce argued that repeated questions about gay marriage and whether GOP candidates have animosity towards gay people are “the height, really, of groupthink, where you believe you have soul possession of the truth, that anybody who answers ‘wrong’ is going to have be shunned” on Monday’s “Happening Now.”

Bruce stated, in regards to claims by Ted Cruz that he was asked multiple times in the same interview whether has animosity to gay people, “They [the media] want this to be the conversation. The fact of the matter is, that Republicans are constantly asked about this issue, even prior to the decision. But this is also the height, really, of groupthink, where you believe you have soul possession of the truth, that anybody who answers ‘wrong’ is going to have be shunned. And the ‘wrong’ answer is that — and 40% of Americans don’t agree with that decision, as a gay woman for gay marriage, I appreciate the decision, but I also respect that at least 40% of Americans don’t, that this has got to be a larger conversation, and that if you disagree, you’re not a bigot or a homophobe. That should be, and could easily be, Cruz’s answer, and every other Republicans’ answer, that this is clearly division, still. But obviously important to so many Americans and worthy of a larger discussion.

She added that Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) gave the right answer by arguing the debate should move on to religious liberty. She added the media won’t want to talk about religious liberty, and that the candidates have to bring up the issue and “reset the tone and the direction of the conversation.”

Earlier Bruce said, “We know that the media is biased. We know that they’re going to focus on questions to Republicans that might at least attempt to put them in a bad light. But I also think that there is a conservative answer to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. That’s an easy thing to deliver, but this becomes the headline now. And it seems like if you’re going to be able to be president, you should be able to maneuver around the media, expected questions, the expected bias. It is unfair. Look, if it wasn’t unfair, Hillary would be asked if she regretted saying it was a vast right-wing conspiracy when she knew at the time that Monica Lewinsky had been in the Oval Office.”

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