Schuette tells woman in video: ‘I will do anything you want’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bill Schuette, the Republican candidate for governor, is responding to a video clip from 1989, saying he regrets telling a woman, “I will do anything you want.”

Schuette was a Michigan congressman at that time. The Detroit News says he was speaking to a woman ahead of an interview.

The video shows Schuette being asked to move closer to a lamp. He responds by grinning, adjusting his tie and saying, “I will do anything you want. Some things I may not let you run the camera on.”

The Detroit News says the video was posted online by American Bridge 21st Century, an anti-Republican group. Schuette says his remarks were a “poor attempt to be humorous 30 years ago.” He says he regrets them.

Schuette’s opponent, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, says anyone seeing the video would have an “uncomfortable look” on their face.

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8 comments

  • Mr. Obvious

    More gutter politics from the Democrats. It was a 30 year old “attempt to be humorous.” All the Democrats have are smears and inciting violence.

  • steve

    For those that don’t know what ‘tongue in cheek ‘ means, this is an example. If, over the years, I was paid a buck every time I said similar things in similar situations, I’d be rich. This is nothing more than a typical smear tactic used by Democrats just before an election, in this case to attract female voters. Period.

  • J.B.

    Golly..Gee.
    This guy is obviously a serial gang rapist by the values of the left wingers..
    You know,
    By taking things and snippets of conversations completely out of context and judging you immediately guilty without any evidence whatsoever all just because it is a woman “Whitmer” accusing you of wrong doing..
    While Whitmer is really just Jennifer Granholm with the communist mole wack’ed off and her hair dyed brown,
    and still wanting to “Blow Michigan away”..oh..and to fix the damn roads….again!
    Same ole shtick as yesterday..

    • J.B.

      And as far as the D’s old recycled messaging about “fixing the roads” and “education spending”,
      By now we should all be driving our preschoolers to college on roads built and designed to last a thousand years so they could study rocket science at the new NASA school in Detroit….

  • On It

    Fox is complicit in this ridiculous attempt to smear, running the headline for days. This is what gives media an untrustworthy reputation, & is really not working for them anymore. #walkaway

  • Shabadoo Simmons

    This won’t change any minds- those who voted for trump don’t mind sexual assault or immoral behavior and those who find it creepy were already voting for Whitmer.

    To her credit whitmer shrugged it off and got back to current things she would do for our state.

  • Wings #1

    I agree with all the comments here. This story should have never been written. It was a statement ,in my mind, has no intention, it was just him trying to make a smart ass comment. It was and taken way out of content.
    By all that said I still will not vote for this guy.