START, Mich. – A state senator is twice on Wednesday after telling a female reporter that she should stick around the Capitol as a group of high school students from all boys' schools traveling around the building may have "lots of fun" with her .
Michigan State Sen Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, made the views outside the Senate room Tuesday with a reporter from Michigan Advance and is about a group of high-school students from De La Salle College, an all-boys Catholic school.
"You heard about De La Salle, right?" The Michigan Advance mentioned the name Allison Donahue's Lucido.
When Donahue said that it wasn't, Lucido said: “She's a full-boys school,” she said: “You should stay around! You could have lots of fun with these boys, or you could have lots of fun with you. "
The students then went into famine, the publication reported online.
On Wednesday morning, Lucido did not dispute the quotations but said they were being taken out of context and out of proportion. He said he did not believe that the reporter was due an apology.
Lucido said he was not "talking about anything" but that he was "talking about the boys who were coming there," and "I was there with lots of fun to find."
"It was blown out of proportion." he said.
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But Lucido has been harshly criticized, who showed interest during the governor. On social media, Lansing political observers said there is no context in which his views were appropriate.
"Unfortunately I am not surprised by this," Kara Cook, environmental and energy consultant for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, he said on Twitter. "I was 23 years old when I started working in politics in Lansing and it is difficult to understand the number of inappropriate opinions or actions that I have personally experienced. This must be stopped."
Unfortunately this is not surprising. I was 23 years old when I started working in politics in Lansing and it is difficult to understand the number of inappropriate opinions or actions that I have personally experienced. This must stop. https://t.co/V2lN8ofX0b
– Kara Cook (@kdaniellecook) January 15, 2020
Lonnie Scott, executive director of the Liberal Progress group, said Lucido was "a toxic masculine personality and shame for our state."
"We ask Lucido to apologize, but we often know that these excuses are men and that they do nothing to change the culture of women who make protesting," Scott said.
The reporter wanted to ask Lucido about sending messages to the anti-Whitmer Facebook group, where some of the members had promoted messages suggesting violence against Democrats and Muslims.
Lucido said that he had shared posts on the Whitmer budget veto but that he was not aware of the racist jobs, or the racist jobs that suggested violence.
"I haven't read all these sites," he said on Wednesday.
Thank you all for the support. I promise to gather my ideas soon, but I say this:
I didn't want to stand up for myself after that. It is extremely soft and in rare cases will be well received and apologized.
But I never stayed quiet before.
– Allison R. Donahue (@donahual) January 15, 2020
Reporter Paul Egan followed on Twitter @ paulegan4.
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