Political foul of the week. Warning. This is cringe-inducing.
A Virginia lawmaker took to the state house floor to blame his involvement in the debate over an abortion measure this week for ruining his chances at getting lucky with his wife.
It's a joking moment probably meant to lighten the atmosphere after a politically charged week. But video of the speech, in which State Del. Dave Albo turns on jazz music and describes trying to seduce his wife during a speech to the legislative body, is sure to offend some who disagree with the controversial law he helped pass.
Albo wrote compromise language that removed a requirement for an invasive transvaginal ultrasound for women early in pregnancy to receive an abortion. Only a less invasive ultrasound will be required under Albo's compromise.
And it was that word - transvaginal, or as Albo says, "trans v" - that was a major turnoff to his wife on Tuesday.
And in a speech in Richmond, he describes going home Tuesday to his wife and kid, and later that night, after putting his boy to sleep, putting the moves on his wife.
Albo says he poured some red wine, turned on some music - at this point in his speech he literally turns on some smooth 70's sounding jazz to play behind his speech - and mimics putting his arm around his wife by putting his arm around the legislator next to him.
"So I got my theme music going, my red wine, looking to watch the Redskins, and I'm flippin' through the channels. I have to get through the news stuff and all of a sudden on my big screen TV comes this big thing and it's a picture of a bill and it has 'Albo' on it. And I went, Wow! Holy smokes! It's my name as big as the wall. And the very next scene was the gentleman from Alexandria's face as big as my wall going 'Trans v brrb, Trans v this and trans v that. And they hate women…'… and I'm like this with my wife and the show's over and she looks at me and she goes, 'I gotta go to bed.'"
"So if the gentleman's plan was to make sure there is one less Republican in this world, he did," said Albo in closing, and to guffaws from the Virginia House floor, jokingly asking for an apology from Democratic Del. Dave Englin, who had just apologized for heated rhetoric during the debate.