The millennial-focused news website Fusion published a column by one of its writers who called Republican Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, who is in critical condition after being shot this week, a "bigoted homophobe."
The story, by writer Anne Branigin, said it's "a point of especially delicious irony that Scalise, who survived the attack (and is reportedly in critical condition), may owe his life to a queer black woman."
The queer black woman is Crystal Griner, one of the Capitol Hill police officers who was present at the shooting Wednesday at a recreational congressional Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.
Branigin's column suggested Scalise, the House GOP whip and a more conservative Republican, is anti-gay and that he harbors racial prejudice, based on his voting record and comments he has made in the past. (He once reportedly referred to himself as "David Duke without the baggage.")
Fusion is a left-leaning website that targets a millennial audience. On Tuesday, it published a separate column that said Vice President Mike Pence "would have hated the Orlando victims in life."
Branigin declined to comment to the Washington Examiner.