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Andrew Hartzler Invited to White House After Epic Aunt Vicky Clap Back

Andrew Hartzler
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Aunt Vicky, who?

It's been a great month for the LGBTQ+ communities, what with the passing of the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) finally allowing us all to get married. The decision, of course, was met with a lot of backlash, particularly from conservatives.

One conservative who made waves for her tearful request to deny the bill was Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri. A few days later, her nephew, Andrew, responded in a TikTok telling her she was going to have to learn to coexist with everyone while gently reminding her of all the ways her argument is inaccurate.

Andrew then posted a TikTok video of him joining for the signing of the bill, where he said, "So I made a TikTok and it kind of bopped, and then I got invited to the White House to watch President Biden sign the bill into law."

The video also shows Hartzler walking around during the ceremony saying, "Aunt Vicky, who?" He closed the video by saying, "Moral of the story, never be afraid to stand up for yourself, no matter who it's against. Period."

A certain strain between the aunt and nephew has been brewing for years behind closed doors. Earlier this month, Hartzler told Insider he'd spent his life watching his Aunt Vicky target his community, but always felt like there was a boundary he should respect since she was family. However, after finding out through the press that his aunt had hosted a conversion therapy group at the US Capitol in 2019, he was surprised.

"A conversion therapist that I used to see in high school after I came out to my parents, was there," he said. "This is a person I would attribute a lot of my trauma to."

Thus, when he witnessed his aunt's tearful plea against the RFMA, he decided to pick up his phone and respond, especially to her claims that the bill attacks religious freedom.

"I then realized that I couldn't ignore or justify the real-world consequences of her actions," he said.

Even though Aunt Vicky has yet to publicly address her nephew's comments, she will not be returning to the Senate in 2023, as she has lost her campaign for the seat.

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