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Senator Levin Needs His Mouth Washed Out with Soap

By April 28, 2010Blog
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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.