Irish Politician Forces Female MP Onto His Lap During Abortion Debate


Here’s one for the “what the everloving fuck” file: While Ireland’s parliament was debating landmark abortion legislation, lawmaker Tom Barry was seen pulling Aine Collins onto his lap. Uh, what?

Barry acknowledges that he had been drinking before the session last week, but he wasn’t drunk or anything. He was just being a jackass, you see.

“I went to the Dail bar but I wasn’t drinking excessively. There was nothing pre-meditated, it was stupid, it was disrespectful.”

Indeed it was. While Barry says he’s apologized to Collins — whom he describes as a “good friend” — he also feels “very upset that it is being described as [sexist],” and that he “didn’t intend to offend anyone and I can’t offer any excuse other than to put it down to stupidity, naivety and inexperience.” Yes, those adjectives also work, though there are dozens more that could describe this guy.

[h/t Klewless]

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