Representative Hal Rogers apologizes after interaction with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Harold Rogers
Posted at 6:29 PM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 18:29:32-05

(LEX 18) — Kentucky lawmaker Hal Rodgers is apologizing this evening after a controversy involving a lawmaker from Ohio.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty tweeted saying she asked Representative Hal Rogers to put on a mask while boarding a train to the capitol.

Beatty tweeted that rogers poked her in the back and went on to say that when she asked Rogers not to touch her, he responded with profanity.

The Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference on the steps of the capitol today demanding an apology from Rogers.

Rogers had this to say:

"This afternoon, I met with Congresswoman Beatty to personally apologize. My words were not acceptable and I expressed my regret to her, first and foremost."