GOP Rep. Blames Suicide Victim's Friends

Republican congressman Don Young left parents, teachers, and students at Wasilla High School in Alaska in shock on Tuesday. According to people in attendance, Young, 81, blamed a recent suicide by a student on a lack of support from his friends and family. “He had friends. He had support,” a student responded, adding it was because of a mental illness. Young shot back: “Well, what, do you just go to the doctor and get diagnosed with suicide?” He also reportedly used words like “asshole” and “smartass” in his Q&A session. “In no way did Congressman Young mean to upset anyone with his well-intentioned message," a spokesman said. “In light of the tragic events affecting the Wasilla High School community, he should have taken a much more sensitive approach.” When Young was asked why same-sex marriage was “so bad in your eyes?” Young responded, “You can’t have marriage with two men. What do you get with two bulls?”