Progressives have been gushing over the new political ad by Massachusetts State Rep. Carl Sciortino, which features the openly gay Democrat “coming out” to his Tea Party father as a liberal.
Sciortino, who is running to replace Ed Markey in Massachusetts’ 5th District Congressional election, and his father both joined MSNBC’s Hardball to share insights into their multi-party family life. Carl Sciortino, Sr. joked that his son’s views took a left turn after he was “indoctrinated” as a student at Tufts University.
A proud Republican all his life (with a Republican father), Sciortino Sr. said he had only ever voted for one Democrat: John F. Kennedy. If his son advances into the general election, he conceded that he’d break his long conservative streak and cast his ballot for the younger Sciortino.
“Yes, I would,” he told Chris Matthews, with a laugh. “He is my son. That was a secret, though.”
Watch the entire conversation in the video player above.