Video Emerges Showing Republican Candidate Exhibiting Incredibly Creepy Behavior With a Woman, Says He ‘Doesn’t Remember’
In a video clip that surfaced online on Thursday, Bill Schuette, Michigan’s Attorney General and the GOP candidate in the race for governor, appears to be sexually harassing a woman as he was getting ready for an interview, but he says he doesn’t remember appearing in the video.
Schuette insists that what is being called “creepy as hell” behavior was just a “poor attempt” at humor.
In the video, which apparently is an outtake from an interview in which a camerawoman or producer asks him to move closer to a lamp, Schuette responded saying, “I will do anything you want. Some things I may not let you run the camera on, but I will certainly happily.”
Schuette was a U.S. Congressman at the time he made his apparently misogynistic remarks.
“That apparently was my poor attempt to be humorous 30 years ago,” Schuette said in a statement to The Detroit Free Press.
“The video, which appears to be edited with only one short portion shown, has been in the public domain for some time. It’s fortunate for me that Cynthia came into my life and let me know that I am not a very funny guy, but this is no less embarrassing to me today and I regret it.”
His regret appears to be insufficient to some.
“A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood’s political action committee said the remarks, directed at a female TV camerawoman, are an example of the ‘creepy behavior’ working women have to put up with all the time,” the Detroit Free Press added.
Former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, Schuette’s Democratic opponent, said she imagines “everyone who’s watched it had the same uncomfortable look on our faces.” She said it’s more troubling that Schuette has spent his political career “attacking the rights of women and working to take away our access to contraception and health care.”
Not only has Schuette been attacking the rights of women, but he has also been at the center of attempts to quash marriage equality for years.
In a case against same-sex marriage, Attorney General Schuette put on the stand a witness who told the court gay people are going to hell.
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