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June 13, 2013

Conservative Lawmaker Mistakenly Attends LBGT Reception

Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) surprisingly showed up at an LGBT event on Capitol Hill, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"Of course, that was before the he realized he was at the wrong event. As it turns out, Hall and his staffers were under the impression that they were attending an event for a fellow congressman, an event scheduled for that same day. After being welcomed into the event and offered refreshments, Hall inquired about the congressman whom he was there to support. After being told that he was indeed in the wrong place, the longtime conservative quickly left the premises -- that is, as quickly as a 90-year-old can physically leave a premises."

After Roll Call noted his presence by suggesting he might be "letting his hair down" by attending the event, Hall responded: "I would just say that while I do have a good head of hair for a 90-year-old, I do not have the quantity of hair, nor the inclination, to let it down."


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