In the midst of the #MeToo movement, it’s hardly surprising when a politician or entertainer has their image stained by allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault. So it’s just another day in America when a member of the U.S. Senate gets caught on a hot mic ogling the teenage girls that work in the Senate Chamber.
That’s exactly what happened to Senator Roger Wicker (R. MS) as the Senate was voting on a temporary government funding bill:
During the Senate CR vote, Sen. Wicker said, “I thought you were going to say this was one of the most beautiful girls. What about these others?” to either another senator or a male page about female pages.
You can hear the audio below…
Per Senate Rules, Pages are high school age, which makes Wicker’s comment even more disgusting and typical Republican:
[Pages] must be high school juniors, at least sixteen years old, and attend school. Senate page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Congressional complex. Other duties include preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. Pages attend classes in the early morning at the United States Senate Page School, a program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Hey Republicans, tell me again how much you care about “family values.”