The Republican mayor of Charleston, West Virginia, was seemingly caught on video mocking “gun rights groups” as he waited for preliminary results of the primary mayoral election on Saturday.
“God knows what gun rights groups [do]. These people look at guns like sex objects. They oil them up and rub them,” Mayor Danny Jones said, laughing and rubbing his body in a suggestive manner.
A video of Jones’ comment and gesture was uploaded on YouTube and claims that the “inappropriate” behavior occurred in front of young children.
Keith Morgan, president of the West Virginian Citizen’s Defense League, said the video of the “mayor of West Virginia’s capitol city” is “embarrassing for the state, really.”
Jones, the Republican incumbent, ended up winning the primary on Saturday and is set to face Democrat Paul Monroe and Independent Bill Carpenter in the race for Charleston mayor in May.
You may remember Jones from a 2014 debate on WOWK-TV in which he exploded on a Democrat and accused him of “taking marching orders from the National Rifle Association.”
Watch that exchange below: