News 9 is looking into some comments made by two state lawmakers just before Gov. Kevin Stitt’s press conference Monday afternoon.

Stitt met with the press to discuss the state budget. However, before the press conference began and the microphones were hot, state Rep. Mark McBride (R-Moore) can be heard asking Rep. Scott Fetgatter (R-Okmulgee), “You molested this girl after Kannady did?”

Fetgatter seems to reply, “No, I was at the table and I allowed it.”

McBride then appears to ask, “Are you sure it wasn’t a donkey or a goat?”

The conversation seems to be in reference to an investigation underway after a blogger accused Rep. Chris Kannady (R-Oklahoma City) of inappropriately touching a former female representative. 

McBride is refusing to comment, but Fetgatter sent the following statement:

My comments have been taken out of context and were only in response to a question directed toward me. I apologize if my remarks in any way trivialized the serious nature of sexual assault. To be clear I have never seen anything inappropriate happen or sexual harassment occur during my time in the House of Representatives.

I hope this investigation, which is routine when an HR complaint is filed, is settled quickly so that reputations of the innocent are preserved.

Join us for News 9 at 10 p.m. for more details. In the meantime, you can watch our Facebook Live from this afternoon. The comments in question happened at the 4:05 mark.

 
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