It turns out that people don't like when you refer to your penis as a gun—especially if your name is Don Shooter.
In the last four months, at least nine women have come forward to accuse Shooter, an Arizona state representative, of sexually harassing them. Now, Shooter is apologizing for his lame jokes and "creepy and lecherous" hugs.
Unfortunately, his apology wasn't much better than his alleged actions. "If I'm going to be a comedian, I have to understand and be sensitive to my audience, not blame them when my jokes fall flat," said Shooter (yes, we can't believe that is actually his name either.)
For the rest of the six-minute apology, Shooter also reportedly mocked the #MeToo movement and blamed some of his accusers for having a "personal or political vendetta." To the others that he didn't accuse of lying, he seemed to be sincere in his apology.
"I don't want to go one more day without apologizing and honoring all of you by not only saying, 'I'm sorry,' but by doing better," he said.
Shooter's accusers include lawmakers, lobbyists, a former intern for the Arizona Capitol Times, and Arizona state Rep Michelle Ugenti-Rita, who was in attendance during his apology. After the accusations, Arizona lawmakers began mandatory harassment and discrimination training. This news accompanies countless women and men who've joined the #MeToo movement to share that they too have been sexually assaulted.
There's been a months-long investigation into Shooter's alleged actions, but this is the first time he addressed the accusations. And funnily enough, Shooter is not the first politician with an ironic name to engage in ill-advised actions.