Rep. Kyle Tasker: ‘50,000 battered women and I still eat mine plain’


State House Rep. Kyle Tasker (R-Nottingham) is no stranger to controversy, but an image he posted today on a public Facebook page is exceptional even by his standards.

Tasker posted the image while commenting on an incident last year in which Rep. Mark Warden (R-Goffstown) suggested “a lot of people like being in abusive relationships.” Warden made his controversial comments to a House panel hearing testimony on domestic violence legislation.

Tasker first praised Warden, writing, “Warden is so principled it offends people.” He then added, “This one’s for you, Mark Warden,” and posted an image of a couple engaged in oral sex with the caption: “50,000 battered women and I still eat mine plain.”

Tasker laughed it off when his post was criticized as “grossly inappropiate.”

"Nah," Tasker replied. "I ran it by the [domestic violence] lobbyist she laughed. Now if we went around wearing the T-shirt that wouldn’t go over well."