Eleven times. That’s how many times the Honorable Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) used the word “sh***y” when grilling an executive from Goldman Sachs yesterday in a Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations hearing regarding the company’s financial dealings.
Are you kidding me? What an embarrassment to our country to have a sitting U.S. Senator, on public television, use such coarse language. How dare Senator Levin, no matter how angry he was, use a string of expletives when interrogating a witness. This isn’t the men’s locker room. Get over yourself and have some decency Mr. Levin.
This wasn’t just a “fleeting expletive” either. This was more like a shower of expletives. And since it was on public television, there is a very good chance FCC indecency laws would (or should) kick in.
We expect a lot more from the leaders of this country than the lack of self-control that Senator Levin showed today. The Senator should have his mouth washed out with soap.
Senator Levin should not only publicly apologize, but Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) should get off his high horse and publicly admonish his colleague for such outrageous and offensive behavior.