Michigan State Senator Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) and unnamed De La Salle Collegiate students #sexist freep.com
LANSING – A state senator is facing widespread criticism and an investigation in the Legislature after telling a female reporter she should stick around at the Capitol because a group of high school students from an all-boys school, touring the Capitol, could “have a lot of fun” with her.
Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, made the comments outside the Senate chamber Tuesday to a reporter from the Michigan Advance, while surrounded by a group of male high school students from De La Salle Collegiate in Warren.
"You’ve heard of De La Salle, right?” the Michigan Advance quoted Lucido as asking reporter Allison Donahue, who is 22.
When Donahue said she had not, Lucido said: “It’s an all-boys school,” adding: “You should hang around — you could have a lot of fun with these boys, or they could have a lot of fun with you.”
The students then burst into laughter, the online publication reported.
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate announced Wednesday afternoon they have asked the Senate Business Office to investigate whether the incident violated Senate rules related to sexual harassment.