Apr 3, 2015 6:16 PM
CONCORD - Three weeks ago fourth-graders from Hampton Falls went to the Statehouse to watch the vote on a bill they drafted proposing a state raptor.
Lawmakers voted down that bill. Many, including the governor and speaker of the House, called lawmakers' behavior and tone that day inappropriate.
Rep. Warren Groen, R-Rochester, said the students' choice for a state raptor would make a better mascot for Planned Parenthood because of how it brutally kills its prey. The comment was called offensive by many.
Rep. John Burt, R-Goffstown, joked that next lawmakers would be voting on a state hot dog. Burt said he wasn't being mean-spirited. He said he supports fourth-graders visiting the Statehouse, but felt time would have been better spent working on a budget instead of voting on a state raptor bill.
In an NH1 News Exclusive, Burt sat down to tell the backstory behind his comment. Watch the interview that aired above. For the more extensive interview only available online, click here.
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