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Time for Rep. Ernest Hewett to Resign

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On Wednesday, February 20, State Representative Ernest Hewett made an offensive and sexually harassing remark to a 17 year-old intern during a committee hearing. The intern had been explaining to the committee that her experience helped her to conquer her shyness and also her fear of snakes: "I am usually a very shy person, and now I am more outgoing," she told the committee. "I was able to teach those children about certain things like snakes that we have and the turtles that we have. ... I want to do something toward that, working with children when I get older." According to an audiotape of the hearing, Hewett said: "If you're bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here." Representative Hewett’s offensive remark was a disgrace and an embarrassment. The fact that it was made to a 17 year-old intern visiting the State Capitol to attend a public hearing sends an absolutely atrocious message. Therefore, by signing below, I join in calling on State Representative Ernest Hewett to resign following his wildly offensive comment made to the young girl at the State Capitol.

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  • Sheila Brown
    Mar 16, 2015
    Mar 16, 2015
    Leave the Hewett School alone.
    It belongs to the People of Norwich.
  • Sheila Brown
    Sheila Brown United Kingdom, Norwich
    Mar 16, 2015
    Mar 16, 2015
    Leave the Hewett School alone.
    It belongs to the People of Norwich.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep 13, 2014
    Sep 13, 2014
    He needs to resign.
  • Jason Wickerd
    Jason Wickerd United States, New London
    Aug 31, 2014
    Aug 31, 2014
    Ernest Hewett Signed A Law Against Gender Discrimination and yet he said he refuses to have Female Interns working for him. Plus The Snake Comment To A Minor was not a good thing. He should have Resigned his position!
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