A candidate for Libertarian Party chairman danced and stripped down to a thong during a speech to his fellow party members at the Libertarian National Convention on May 29 at the Rosen Centre Hotel & Resort in Orlando, Florida (video below).
James Weeks walked around the stage and clapped for a few minutes, while some delegates joined in. However, the mood changed when Weeks disrobed, notes The Washington Times.
Some people left the room, others looked away and many booed as Weeks did a bump and grind in his skimpy, black underwear.
"I’m sorry, that was a dare," Weeks told the crowd. "I'm going to go ahead and drop out."
"Get off the stage, you're making an a-- of yourself!," someone yelled.
Some took to Twitter to express their feelings about Weeks' actions, according to The Washington Times:
Is this what it means to #LegalizeFreedom? I have officially seen too much stripping at the Libertarian Convention.
The Libertarian Convention is a circus. 2+ minutes of a naked guy dancing on stage.
Oh dear. I wish I could unsee that striptease that one joke candidate for LP chair just inflicted upon us.
In more serious Libertarian news, the party picked former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate, and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld for vice president on May 29, notes CNN.
Johnson told delegates that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's immigration policies were racist, citing Trump's plan to deport 11 undocumented immigrants.
The Libertarian Party usually favors loose immigration policies, opposes U.S. military intervention abroad and wants a strong limit on the federal government's powers.
Austin Petersen, a candidate who lost to Johnson, reportedly said Trump was a fascist.
"At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson told the convention. "This is another voice at the table. How about some skeptic at the table when it comes to these military interventions?"