Making questionable comments during today's political climate is not wise, and it's even worse doing so when you think no one is listening.
GOP Sen. Roger Wicker was captured on a C-SPAN video recording and a hot mic talking about "beautiful" teenage Senate pages while Congress worked on passing a short-term spending bill after the government shutdown, according to a New York Daily News report.
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Wicker was talking to Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) at the time when Booker said that one page was from one of the most beautiful parts of the country. At least that’s what the Mississippi senator's spokesman, Ryan Taylor, told the Daily News.
As seen in the video recording, Wicker can be heard talking loud enough for others in the room to hear.
"I thought you were going to say this was one of the most beautiful girls. What about these others," Wicker said about the group of female Senate pages sitting nearby.
Booker just laughed after the creepy comment.
Taylor said that Wicker's comment was "meant as a light-hearted jest," but was it really? Senate pages are normally high school juniors interning in the halls of Congress for one semester. And these girls aren’t Monica Lewinsky’s age when she was an intern; they’re obviously underage. So, shame on you, Wicker.
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