Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel said Thursday that Rep. Blake Farenthold should have his mouth washed out with detergent after allegedly sexually harassing staffers.
“As to Mr. Farenthold, from what I have read, all I can say is, I think it’s gross, it’s embarrassing, it’s beneath the dignity of a member, if what he said he did say, and I’ll just add, someone should wash his mouth out with detergent, that’s–that might be part of the punishment,” Frankel said.
Farenthold will retire after his current term is up. He is accused of making crude remarks to his staffers. He allegedly told a female aide that he had “wet dreams” about her and told her to wear shirts that showed her nipples.
He is also accused of telling a male staffer who was getting married, “Better have your fiancée blow you before she walks down the aisle–it will be the last time,” and also called staffers “f**ktards.”