Perdue proclaims April ‘sexual assault awareness month,’ tells a reporter to ‘get over’ allegations of sexual harassment
How’s this for bad timing: Two weeks ago, Gov. Bev Perdue issued a proclamation designating April as “sexual assault awareness month.” Today, she chided a reporter, telling him to “get over it,” when faced with questions about claims of sexual harassment at the N.C. Democratic Party.
The video is courtesy of the News & Observer‘s John Frank. (The reporter’s question and Perdue’s remark begin at the 1:00 mark.)
Perdue concludes her proclamation thusly: “NOW, THEREFORE, I, BEVERLY EAVES PERDUE, Governor of the State of North Carolina do hereby proclaim April 2012, as ‘SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH’ in North Carolina, and urge all citizens to commend its observance.”