This is the response Hewett made to a girl speaking to an appropriations committee about her positive experiences at the Connecticut Science Center. He of course used the age-old defense of having “misspoke.” Check out the full article to see what he “meant to say.” Wouldn’t want to spoil it.
The comment can’t be heard starting at 2:28 of this recording (along with a disturbing amount of laughter):
The glory of Texas “independence”: With nearly 6 out of 22 million people uninsured, with women crossing the border into Mexico to have health needs met, with crime rates higher than the national average, with one of the highest percentages of people living in poverty (16.8%)—QC could go on—this is what Representative Phil King believes is important for the state of Texas. ‘Murica.
“They’re actually…in some agenda where they’re trying to forbid marriage between a male and a female. Forbid it. It’s gone to that extreme.” —Rick Joyner, Televangelist and head of MorningStar Ministries / Heritage International Ministries
“Disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. … In the Old Testament, the first being, animal, and man was dedicated to the Lord. There’s special punishment Christians would suggest.” —Bob Marshall, Failed Republican Senate Candidate and Republican Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (13th District)
“Yeah, I do [think there’s still voter fraud]. In some parts of the state [of Maine] there were. For example, in some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came to vote on election day. And everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anybody who’s black. How did it happen? I don’t know. We’re gonna find out. I think it’s a problem.” —Charlie Webster, Republican State Chairman in Maine
“Yeah, a very high concentration of people of color [at the polls]. It’s not a problem, but, you know, when I go to the mall I see, you know, this amount. Well, I’m seeing at least double or triple that amount here.” —Dayton Conway, Republican Poll Watcher for Arapahoe County, Colorado
“If another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue. The college-age daughters of many of my friends voted for Obama because they were completely turned off by Neanderthal comments like the suggestion of ‘legitimate rape.’” —Karen Hughes, former George W. Bush adviser