Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell
refused to answer questions about gay marriage during a Wednesday
night appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
O'Donnell appeared on the program to
pitch her new book Troublemaker.
But apparently the former Republican
candidate for the U.S. Senate from Delaware concluded that host Piers
Morgan was the troublemaker when he pressed for answers on marriage
equality and “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 policy set to
expire on September 20 that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving
“You're borderline being a little bit
rude,” O'Donnell told Morgan. “I obviously want to talk about
the issues that I choose to talk about in the book.”
“Do you answer that question in the
book?” Morgan asked.
“I talk about my religious beliefs,
yeah. I absolutely do …” O'Donnell replied.
“Do you talk about gay marriage in
the book?” Morgan interrupted.
“What relevance is that right now?
Is there a piece of legislation? I mean, I should be voting on
(O'Donnell currently does not hold
public office. And, yes, Delaware earlier this year approved civil
unions for gay couples.)
“It's obviously, as you must know,
because of [Minnesota Rep.] Michele Bachmann's views and others, it's
obviously a highly contentious political issue. I'm just curious
what your view is. You keep saying it's in the book. So, I'm
bemused as to why you wouldn't just say it in an interview.”
O'Donnell said the topic was not
relevant, to which Morgan tried a different approach: “So would you
agree with Michele Bachmann that we should maybe repeal 'Don't Ask,
Don't Tell?' We should restore that.”
O'Donnell replied that Morgan was being
“rude” and moments later she ended the interview. (The video is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)
For the record, O'Donnell has
open gay service to adultery and during her Senate run surrogates
attempted to gay bait her rival for the GOP nomination Rep. Mike