Cedrick Richmond is a Democratic, the Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district since 2011. His district includes New Orleans. Richmond serves as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. He won his district with 60% of the vote
Do you remember when there was that little distracting controversy when Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway was photographed kneeling on a sofa in the Oval Office while POTUS met with the Congressional Black Caucus members?
During the recent Washington Press Club Foundation dinner, Senator Tim Scott, a very handsome Republican from South Carolina, alluding to the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, came to Conway’s defense:
“Thinking about fake news, has anyone seen the controversy about Kellyanne Conway and a couch in the Oval Office? Come on people! You remember the ‘90s. That couch has had a whole lot worse things. Come on now!”
That is when our man Cedric followed up with a joke-gone-terribly-wrong, goshing:
“Tim, you kind of opened the door. I really just want to know what was going on there, because, you know, I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there. Don’t answer… and I don’t want you to refer back to the 1990s.”
Oh, people were unhappy with him. Republicans were mad. Democrats were embarrassed. Liberals were offended. Conway said that it upset her children. Richmond did not apologize, he clarified his remarks by stating:
“Since some people have interpreted my joke to mean something that it didn’t I think it is important to clarify what I meant. Where I grew up saying that someone is looking or acting ‘familiar’ simply means that they are behaving too comfortably.”
I think the joke was sexist, but I think that Richmond is so spicy hot, he gets a pass this once. Cedric, watch what you are saying with those luscious lips. Long a supporter of Gay Rights, Richmond was late getting to Marriage Equality, but he got there by the time Barack Obama did, and I like a politician that can change his/her mind. I’m still going to go ahead and give him Man Crush Monday status.