CT Lawmaker: Male Interns Only

Keep digging yourself into that hole, Ernest Hewett. The Democratic Connecticut state representative is refusing to step down after making what many believe to be a lewd comment about a teenage girl last week. On Wednesday, the girl, testifying on behalf of the Connecticut Science Center, said her internship had made her less shy and helped her lose her fear of snakes, and Hewett said to her: “If you’re bashful, I’ve got a snake sitting under my desk here.” Making things worse, Hewett said he “purposely will not have female interns” because he found it “totally weird” that the female interns “just sit in my office all day.” “I don’t get to choose … they may give me female, but I don’t want another female intern,” Hewett said. “That may sound sexist, but I really don’t.”