Florida Democrat Chastised By Republicans For Saying “Uterus” On House Floor
Florida state Democratic Rep. Scott Randolph was making the point that Republicans are against regulations unless those regulations serve their agenda (h/t Political Wire).
At one point Randolph suggested that his wife “incorporate her uterus” to stop Republicans from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. Republicans, after all, wouldn’t want to further regulate a Florida business.
Apparently the GOP leadership of the House didn’t like the one-liner.
They told Democrats that Randolph is not to discuss body parts on the House floor.
“The point was that Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government,” Randolph said Thursday. “And I always say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy. And so, if my wife’s uterus was incorporated or my friend’s bedroom was incorporated, maybe they (Republicans) would be talking about deregulating.
“It’s not like I used slang,” said Randolph, who actually got the line from his wife. He said Republicans voiced concern about young pages hearing the word uterus.
“I think it’s a sad commentary about what we think about sex education in the state,” he said.
House GOP spokesperson Katie Betta (pictured) said, “The Speaker believes it is important for all Members to be mindful of and respectful to visitors and guests, particularly the young pages and messengers who are seated in the chamber during debates.”
Clearly a word like “uterus” could damage young minds and potentially lead to years of therapy for those who are not prepared to hear such a shocking word. Hopefully anyone within earshot was able to suffer the indignity of having such language shoot into his or her ears without psychological damage.Click here for reuse options!
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