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March 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Connecticut state Rep. Ernest Hewett (D-New London) has been stripped of his position as deputy speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives after audio surfaced of him apparently making a suggestive remark to a young woman during a committee hearing.

In an appropriations committee hearing on the Connecticut Science Center on Feb. 20, a 17-year-old high school senior spoke about how the center helped her overcome her fear of snakes.

"I was able to teach those children about certain things, like the snakes that we have and the turtles that we have. ... I want to do something toward that, working with children when I get older," she said, according to the New London Day.

"I never liked snakes, but I started loving them, they're my best friends," she added, referring to how she likes to see other people also overcome their fear of snakes.

"If you're bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk here," said Hewett, and the committee laughed.

Hewett told The Day that the remark came out wrong. "What I meant to say was, 'If you are shy, then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.'"

Hewett will lose an extra $6,446 above his $28,000 base pay.

Hewett apologized for the remark, and the girl accepted it, according to the AP.

He also recently said he would not want to hire females as interns because then "he would be all good and everyone would be all good"


  • annabl1970
    March 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    throwing up

  • Fushithedruid
    March 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Quoting soonergirl980:

    Wow not every combat vet has PTSD that is nuts! I can't believe that someone from California does not understand that PTSD has been around much longer than the Iraq war. California streets are full of vets with PTSD from Vietnam.

    Quoting Fushithedruid:

    nah, another idiot is our resident insane b**** of California.

    so she's effectively calling my uncle and any vets who suffer from PTSD insane, no she's the cuckoo one. eye rolling

    ptsd has been an issue in one way or another ever since wars first began. she needs a serious history lesson and booted out of congress. ugh, i hate her.

    i hate Feinstein with a damn passion. she is taking things way too extreme and is ruining our state and our country. she needs the boot and fast.

  • motherslove82
    March 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM
    Lol. I could totally see how he could make that "mistake". SMH
  • Annettey19
    March 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    This is what I was thinking. How the heck does that "come out wrong" in that way. XD

    Quoting soonergirl980:

    Yeah because "snake under my desk" usually means "I have florida everglades to sell you"

    Quoting turtle68:

     I lol'd at what he "meant" to say hahahahaha

  • NewMom11222011
    March 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Snake sitting under my desk here=have an acre of land in the Everglades.  Yeah... I can see how you'd get tongue tied and get those backward.


  • Healthystart30
    March 8, 2013 at 8:50 PM
    That's wrong on so many levels! What a moron!
  • finnbar
    by finnbar
    March 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM
    Gross! What a pervert
  • The.Hug.Life
    March 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Dems and their under the desk BJs. 

    (I'm kidding. LOL)

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