If you were angered by Republican Oklahoma state Senator Nathan Dahm making an oral sex joke about Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris, you can finally relax and move on.
The state senator has tweeted to "assure" us he is "hilarious."
Dahm took to Twitter to double down on his doubling down of the inappropriate joke following the bipartisan blowback his sexism inspired.
BREAKING: if you think I’m going to be “politically correct” you need to realize a few things. 1) you obviously kn… https://t.co/ZYqyZlWKWS— Nathan Dahm (@Nathan Dahm)1619209136.0
In his tweet, Dahm stated anyone expecting him to be "politically correct" should realize he's "been assured my jokes are hilarious." Just take his word for it, okay?
Dahm's tweet came on the heels of the controversy that erupted after Dahm made the joke about Harris while debating Oklahoma legislation on the issue of banning paper straws.
"You can't use a paper straw for a milkshake but maybe Kamala Harris could because of her vast experience."
Given Dahm is a state senator introducing legislation in the state capitol and not a radio shock-jock or late-night TV host, the joke struck many as a bit inappropriate.
Dahm's colleagues on both sides of the aisle were among them.
Republican State Senator Jessica Garvin told Oklahoma City's KFOR:
"Every single female in that Capitol has a similar story to tell, including myself. We have these accusations made about us all the time, and it's unfortunate... There's always some reason women are successful aside from their own merit."
But Dahm insisted to KFOR he should be able to make sexual wisecracks about the Vice President of the United States while introducing legislation.
"I was making a joke... I believe that's one of the problems that we have in society right now is that people seem to not be able to take a joke."
On Twitter, people were unimpressed by Dahm's tweet.
@NathanDahm His mom says he’s funny, guys— Ben Buehler (@Ben Buehler)1619210157.0
@NathanDahm By "politically correct" do you mean willing and able to demonstrate professionalism and basic respect… https://t.co/pwynbYX7Ga— Kendall Brown (@Kendall Brown)1619210810.0
@NathanDahm Ain’t you the perfect example of what we don’t need in leadership!?— Diane Benitez, Ph.D. (@Diane Benitez, Ph.D.)1619210769.0
@NathanDahm I have no idea who you are, but I already viscerally dislike you based on this one tweet.— Red #Vaccinated 💉💉 (@Red #Vaccinated 💉💉)1619210416.0
@NathanDahm https://t.co/YWBGA3sFbd— Just Susan🌊🌙⭐️🍀♎️🧚🐉 (@Just Susan🌊🌙⭐️🍀♎️🧚🐉)1619209718.0
@NathanDahm That was well beyond being “not politically correct”. It would get you fired and/or sued in a standard workplace.— Matthew J. Allen (@Matthew J. Allen)1619217714.0
@NathanDahm "BREAKING: if you think I'm going to 'treat other people with respect' you need to realize a few things… https://t.co/1yQ07UMJ9K— Denatonium benzoate (@Denatonium benzoate)1619210748.0
@NathanDahm Making a blowjob innuendo in an interview, as an aside to your official duties, while your website prof… https://t.co/i9dUeCLvy7— Blake N. Behrens (@Blake N. Behrens)1619212418.0
Oklahoma's top state senator, Republican Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, called Dahm's joke "misogynistic, disrespectful, immature" and said it was beneath the standards of the Oklahoma Senate.
He declined to say whether he would issue any disciplinary action to Dahm.