The Petition Demanding that Rep. Hewett Resign His Office
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.
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions. iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition. In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.