Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) was interviewed by Caroline Kitchener of The Lily:
KITCHENER: Is the House of Representatives still a sexist place?
HILL: It’s very archaic. The other day, I had a member who said something that was just so dumb. He said it as a joke, but it was a sexual comment. And I was just like, “You can’t say those kinds of things anymore.”
KITCHENER: What did he say?
HILL: We were talking about one-minute speeches on the floor. And I called him “Mr. One Minute” or “One Minute Man,” or something. I didn’t even think about it that way, but he was like, “I can also be Mr. Five Minute Man or Mr. Whatever Minute Man You Want.” It was in front of people, and the rest of us were all looking at each other. One of my young colleagues said, “Well, that took a turn.”Save to Favorites