Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had some critical words for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry regarding his recent comparison of homosexuality and alcoholism.
When asked about Perry’s comments during a Wednesday talk to promote her book at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre, Clinton suggested that he be held to a higher standard, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
"We're living in a time of real political angst," she said. "There's a lot of work to be done, and I believe it's going to come down to people demanding that those who hold public office start making evidence-based decisions again."
While also in San Francisco earlier this month, Perry caused a stir when asked if he considered homosexuality a disorder.
"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," he said. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way."
Perry later acknowledged that he “stepped right in it” with that comparison.