A Republican from Oklahoma used his Earth Day legislation to make a false, sexist, and derogatory statement about Vice President Kamala Harris in an official press release. Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm, who represents Broken Arrow, OK, announced legislation that would ban paper straws because he personally hates them. Dahm complained that he needs a plastic straw to stay hydrated when he drinks his beverages and that paper straws aren’t good enough for him. While this seems like just another Republican whining over nothing, Dahm also used the straw as a metaphor to make an inappropriate remark about Vice President Harris.
In his official press release regarding his straw legislation, Dahm compares a wet paper straw to President Joe Biden’s inability to “string a sentence together”, but he made it even worse in a follow-up interview with a local TV station to explain his reasons for attacking the first female, Black, and South Asian Vice President.
Speaking with TV station KTUL, Dahm pushed the Republican conspiracy that VP Harris couldn’t possibly have achieved anything in her career simply based on her intelligence, saying of the Vice President: “There’s a lot of different things that could be said about that with her vast experience and how she got her start into politics,” claimed Dahm. “In talking with some people, one thing that could be said, you know, you can’t use a paper straw for a milkshake, but maybe Kamala Harris could because of her past experience.”
He said, "some people say you can't drink a milkshake through a paper straw, maybe Kamala Harris could with her past experience."
— Erin Christy (@Erin_Christy) April 23, 2021
Here he is saying the words on video:
Here’s the video of Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm directing a completely false, sexist and derogatory statement at Vice President Kamala Harris
— Reese Gorman (@reeseg_3) April 23, 2021
Dahm caught wind that people were unhappy with his comments, so he took the Trumpiest route possible to respond.
BREAKING: if you think I’m going to be “politically correct” you need to realize a few things.
1) you obviously know nothing about me
2) you’re in for a bad time
3) I’ve been assured my jokes are hilarious
4) your emotional opinions are irrelevant
— Nathan Dahm (@NathanDahm) April 23, 2021
Twitter didn’t much appreciate that, neither.
— T👻r👻 D🐈⬛bl💀n 🎃🧙🏻♀️ (@taradublinrocks) April 24, 2021
Making a blowjob innuendo in an interview, as an aside to your official duties, while your website profile highlights your Christian missionary upbringing is really unfortunate.
This isn’t an emotional opinion, Nate. This is you falling short of your own mark.
— Blake N. Behrens (@BNBehrens) April 23, 2021
It seems Dahm isn’t very popular at home thanks to his previous issues with women and the LGBTQIA+ community.
I’m disappointed that although a Senator with these character flaws, requiring constant monitoring by leadership, has a large percentage of his bills heard and passed; whereas Senators who exceed the expectations of decorum struggle to get one of their many Bills heard. https://t.co/nyKuaxgbvy
— ⚖️Senator Mary⚖️ (@MaryBorenSD16) April 24, 2021
Fortunately, it also seems the Oklahoma State Senate isn’t very happy with Dahm’s comments.
Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat issued the following statement regarding comments made by Sen. Nathan Dahm about Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday.
— Oklahoma State Senate (@oksenate) April 23, 2021