Michigan Attorney General and Republican nominee for Governor Bill Schuette was apparently interviewed in 1989 and footage of him acting not only strange but gross, disgusting, and misogynistic has emerged and it is grossing people out.
Daily Kos posted the video via American Bridge, a super PAC founded by David Brock.
No one seems to know the context of the video, presumably it was the minutes before an interview was starting, but it’s being called creepy. At the time it was taken Schuette was a sitting Republican U.S. Congressman.
“Prepare to be completely creeped out as Schuette makes downright icky statements to the woman behind the camera. He’s mic’d up with a lavalier and wearing a tie, appears to be sitting down for an interview,” Daily Kos writes.
At one point in the clip Schuette tells the reporter or producer, a woman, “I would be happy to move closer to the lamp. I will do anything you want. Some things I may not let you run the camera on.”
Take a look:
We obtained this footage of @SchuetteOnDuty, dated from 1989. It seems… interesting. Can anyone give us more information about this video and who the woman is behind the camera? #migov pic.twitter.com/1ErYoodZZV
— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) October 11, 2018
At this point it’s important to note that Schuette’s policies and political acts are even more disgusting than this video.
In July Schuette claimed Michigan’s civil rights laws do not ban anti-LGBT discrimination.
In 2015 Schuette had to be ordered by a federal court to legally recognize marriages of 300 same-sex couples that had been performed in the state, after having claimed they “never existed.” He previously had announced their marital rights were “suspended.”
And maybe even worse, one year earlier, Attorney General Schuette in a case against same-sex marriage put on the stand a witness who told the court gay people are going to hell.
That said, here’s how people are reacting to the 1989 Schuette video:
— Doug Storbeck (@dstorbe) October 11, 2018
Just unseated Ted Cruz as creepiest candidate this election cycle.
— Jen (@jh_gr) October 11, 2018
dude is he high
— don’t tell me what to carve (@plinksburgh) October 11, 2018
Would he have said those things to a man?
Welcome to the world of being a woman.
It’s fun ain’t it?
Now, imagine that guy being your boss and you are a single mom.
Or he’s a man with a lot of power in your industry.
This happens every day.
— bex 🇵🇷 (@bex0760) October 11, 2018
Drunk as a skunk.
— nogmador (@nogmador1) October 11, 2018
She was just trying to do her job and was treated like this??? #ICK
— Susan Haley (@SusanHaley14) October 11, 2018
I wonder if he was this stoned on whatever that was when he authorized charging Cindy Gamrat knowing what an ass-kicking awaited his purely political yet ill-advised miscalculation – maybe he was babbling en Francis’: vive’ le Waterloo, moi B.S. amore’
— Mike Nichols (@NLFMike) October 11, 2018
That was just gross.
— Andy (@sko4200) October 11, 2018
Oh my god. I feel slimy. Those eyes, god those leering, dead-set-locked-on-her eyes. That sneer. ANY woman who has been in this kind of situation knows the feeling of her blood running cold, the hair on her arms standing up, the “DANGER! DANGER!” signs she senses from this.
— Kendra Petrichor (@kikuandjuju) October 11, 2018
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NBC News correspondent Henry Gomez reported from the event, noting “a bunch of Senate and gov candidates have backed out of the event.”
Gomez reported Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), “was supposed to speak at this event this afternoon but she’s nowhere to be found. Organizer won’t answer questions about if she’s still speaking and just pulled a candidate from a different congressional district on stage to fill the time.”
When Gaetz took the stage, he reportedly addressed the allegations against him.
“I’m being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favors. Yet, Congress has reinstituted a process that legalizes the corrupt act of exchanging money for favors, through earmarks,” Gaetz said.
Gaetz: “I’m being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favors. Yet, Congress has reinstituted a process that legalizes the corrupt act of exchanging money for favors, through earmarks.”
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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes interviewed Jose Pagliery on Friday about the report.
Exclusive: US Congressman Matt Gaetz snorted cocaine at a GOP fundraiser after-party… with an escort.
His donors footed the bill, because the hotel was a campaign expense.
The woman landed a taxpayer-funded job… where no one saw her work.https://t.co/uGIqQhALAj
— 𝙅𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙜𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙮 (@Jose_Pagliery) May 14, 2021
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the Committee on Homeland Security’s agreement, saying, “It is imperative that we seek the truth of what happened on January 6 with an independent, bipartisan 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the terrorist mob attack.”
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