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State Rep. Sontany Defends ‘Innapropriate' Comments

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - State Republican leaders said comments made by Democratic State Representative Janis Sontany are "inappropriate" and "strange".

State Rep Janis Sontany, from Nashville was speaking at an event honoring U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper. She.told the crowd "You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can't find out by how they vote!"

Sontany told NewsChannel 5 why she said what she said.

"That was how it all came about, it was a bad choice of words on my part, but it was not done to offend anyone," said Sontany.

Sontany added that she said that because she was critical of why some female Republican lawmakers were trying to get the Pre-K education program out of their districts.

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