Connecticut Lawmaker To Teenage Girl: 'I Got A Snake Sitting Under My Desk Here'

03.01.13 15 Comments

The following is an actual exchange that took place today in the Connecticut state House of Representative between a 17 year-old girl — testifying before a committee about how a state program helped her to overcome a crippling fear of snakes — and Deputy House Speaker Rep. Ernest Hewett, a Democrat.

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.”

Hewitt: “If you’re bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here.”

Yes, this is a thing that actually happened today in America in 2013. Even more amazing is that other sh*tbags in the room found this funny. Here’s the audio proof…

For some reason this GIF just strikes me as appropriate right now…

Via Politcal Wire

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