Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), during a gubernatorial debate against Democrat Tom Wolf on Wednesday, reportedly said he wished he had received the first of a series of pornographic emails that were circulated among staff when he was attorney general.
He said that if he had received the first email the following emails would have stopped quickly.
Corbett’s comment on Wednesday were in reference to a series of emails that Attorney General Kathleen Kane revealed to local journalists recently. Those emails included sexually explicit content and were circulated on state computers by staffers under Corbett during his time as attorney general.
The emails included a video of a woman masturbating with a cigar. Another video was of a man uncorking a champagne bottle and putting it into a woman’s vagina.
Corbett, according to The Morning Call, first said he didn’t know the emails were circulating his office.
“I wish they would have sent me one,” Corbett said according to the Pennsylvania newspaper. “I wish they would have because it would have stopped right then and there.”
In response to the reporting of the emails, a Corbett spokesperson told The Harrisburg Patriot-News that Corbett considered the emails “unacceptable.”
The TPM Polltracker average gives Wolf a 16.9 point lead over Corbett.
This post has been updated.