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News from Progress Michigan

January 15, 2020

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Progress MI to Lucido: Stop Normalizing Sexist Behavior

LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding creepy and sexist comments made by Sen. Pete Lucido to a female reporter at the Michigan Advance.

“State Senator Lucido is the personification of toxic masculinity and a disgrace to our state,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Lucido rabidly supported President Trump even after his comments about ‘grabbing women by the p***y’, making these comments as predictable as they are disgusting. We’d call on Lucido to apologize but we know that for men like him those apologies are often hollow and do nothing to change the culture of objectifying women, so instead we’ll encourage him to just keep his damn mouth shut and stop normalizing this harmful behavior.”