- According to reports, West Virginia delegate Joe Jeffries posted a TikTok offering oral sex advice.
- West Virginia’s governor called on Jeffries to resign. He was stripped of his commitee roles.
- Previously, Jeffries sparked outrage for making lewd remarks and calling an LGBTQ poster “bullying.”
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A Republican delegate from West Virginia who once sponsored a bill to ban the teaching of sexuality in public schools was removed from committee positions after posting explicit TikToks where he talked about the “male G-spot” and offered oral sex advice to women, according to Metro Weekly and other outlets.
The state-level delegate, Joe Jeffries, represents West Virginia’s District 22. The 39-year-old was elected to the role in 2018, re-elected in 2020, and will continue to serve until 2022 unless he resigns, which some officials are calling on him to do.
The main clip that sparked controversy, according to Metro, was a TikTok showing Jeffries responding to another TikTok user’s question requesting position advice for women receiving oral sex. He reportedly responded with answers in graphic and lewd detail.
“You should be rubbing that thing all over his face, like hard,” Jeffries reportedly said in the video.
Metro Weekly reported there was another TikTok in which Jeffries mentioned the “male G-spot,” a term that often refers to the prostate gland. According to the report, the video shows Jeffries asking female viewers if they had ever managed to “hit” a man’s G-spot.
Insider was unable to verify the video contents because Jeffries reportedly switched his purported TikTok account @wv_viper to private mode soon after the TikToks began circulating across social media on July 9, according to WV News.
After the news broke, a slew of West Virginia lawmakers spoke out against Jeffries’ reported actions.
“I believe Joe Jeffries is an embarrassment not just to the House of Delegates, but to the entire state,” West Virginia’s Republican House Speaker, Roger Hanshaw, said in a statement on July 9, according to WV News. “I am but one member among 100, and his constituents will have the opportunity at the ballot box in 2022 to decide whether he represents them as they wish.”
According to Metro Weekly, Hanshaw removed Jeffries from the Committee on Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services, where he was serving as the Vice Chairman. Hanshaw also unassigned Jeffries from his positions on the Energy and Manufacturing Committee and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Jeffries remains part of one team, the Government Organization Committee.
On July 9, the West Virginia Republican Party published a statement condemning Jeffries’ “behavior” and saying he “has brought shame to himself, his office, his constituents, and our Party.” In the release, the Party asked Jeffries to “publicly apologize for his lewd conduct.”
On Saturday, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued a statement calling on Jeffries to resign, saying his “pattern of behavior” is sad and childish and “his not-so-secret TikTok is full of disgustingly vulgar videos, which are especially insulting to women.”
“His actions are casting another shadow of negativity on West Virginia, which is something we certainly don’t need,” Justice said. “The people of West Virginia, and certainly those in Joe’s district, deserve much better.”
Insider reached out to the West Virginia GOP and Justice for comment but did not receive a response.
GOP delegate Joshua Higginbotham of West Virginia’s 13th district shared a statement with Insider.
“I echo actions made by the House Leadership Team that the words of Delegate Joe Jeffries are unbecoming of a lawmaker, particularly one who claims conservative values,” he said. “Repeated incidents like this prevent us from working to make that happen.”
Jeffries has provoked outrage several times before. According to 13 News and other publications, Jeffries broke into a committee meeting in April and made a vulgar remark about the state’s governor. In 2019, the delegate ignited controversy online after he snapped a picture of a pro-LGBTQ poster hung in the hallway of Putnam County’s Hurricane High School and shared it to Twitter. He said the poster was a form of “bullying” and “indoctrination.”
Jeffries has not spoken out since the TikTok incident.
Insider reached out to Jeffries but did not receive a response.