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Dem State Rep to Teenage Girl: 'I Got a Snake Sitting Under My Desk Here'

2:08 PM, Mar 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Connecticut state representative Ernest Hewett, a Democrat, made a lewd comment toward a 17-year-old girl in the middle of a hearing. Here's the story, via Political Wire:

Connecticut state Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) made an inappropriate remark to a 17 year old girl testifying about a program that helped her overcome her shyness and get over her fear of snakes, the New London Day reports.

Said the girl: "I am usually a very shy person, and now I am more outgoing. I was able to teach those children about certain things like snakes that we have and the turtles that we have... I want to do something toward that, working with children when I get older."

According to an audiotape of the hearing, Hewett replied: "If you're bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here."

Listen to the audio of the hearing below:

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