OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma senators walked out of a Thursday morning sermon on the Senate floor, after the chaplain spoke out against recent comments made by Senator Nathan Dahm about Vice President Kamala Harris.
The Rev. Dr. Lee E. Cooper Jr. said during his message on the Senate floor:
“Everyone who heard it should have deemed it wrong, Senator Dahm. You don’t have to take it back. It’s still sexist.”
Cooper used his platform on the Senate floor to condemn the comments Dahm made last week, in which he made a joke about Harris, suggesting she slept her way to the top. The senator said:
“There’s a lot of different things that could be said about that with her vast experience and how she got her start in politics. You can’t use a paper straw for a milkshake but maybe Kamala Harris could because of her vast experience.”
“The intimation is this,” said Cooper. “Women cannot succeed unless they’re either on their backs or on their knees, and that is wrong.”
Instead of standing up with the pastor, several lawmakers were seen standing up and walking out.
Last week, Republican Senate Leader Greg Treat called the comments “Misogynistic, disrespectful and immature … ”
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