Tonight, Republican State Representative Tamara St. John, representing District 1, expressed her deep concern with comments by State Representative Steve Haugaard.
Haugaard, representing District 10, was speaking on a bill against medical marijuana where he referred to a woman supposedly addicted using the term “wrung out whore” to describe her:
I spent almost two terms thinking well of him for such concern and care for a young native woman. I doubt I can express how upset I was trying to finish the work I was sent here to do. Disappointed doesn’t describe it.
— Representative Tamara St John (@tamarajstjohn) March 4, 2022
(The second tweet was posted for a while, and appears it was later deleted.)
It’s notable, as St. John is a conservative legislator, and this is a particularly sharp rebuke for the former Speaker.