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Sat May 18, 2019, 11:21 AM

A GOP lawmaker used the phrase 'consensual rape' during abortion debate. He says he misspoke.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/17/gop-lawmaker-used-phrase-consensual-rape-during-abortion-debate-he-says-he-misspoke/?fbclid=IwAR0vD_3t6Wr9pcxD4mmkcn2NsfTRIduwqBVkJu3dGE7zPgonZdl0tfU9tj0&utm_term=.6853b307dd23

A Republican Missouri legislator apologized Friday for using the phrase “consensual rape” during a debate over a new, restrictive antiabortion bill.

“I’m not trying to make excuses,” said Rep. Barry Hovis, who represents the city of Jackson in southeastern Missouri. “Sometimes you make a mistake and you own up to it.”

The lawmaker, who was elected in 2018, made the remark while arguing on the State House floor that the measure’s eight-week window for abortions gives rape survivors “ample time” for the procedure. Critics say many women do not know they are pregnant until after eight weeks, and the bill provides no exceptions for rape or incest.

The 30-year veteran of the Cape Girardeau Police Department then touched on his experience handling rape cases.

“Let’s just say someone goes out and they’re raped or they’re sexually assaulted one night after a college party — because most of my rapes were not the gentleman jumping out of the bushes that nobody had ever met,” Hovis said. “That was one or two times out of a hundred. Most of them were date rapes or consensual rapes, which were all terrible.”




Rep. Raychel Proudie, a Democrat, quickly rebuked him.

“There is no such thing, no such thing as consensual rape,” she said to applause from the chamber.


Republicans tend to misspeak a lot. These states need to elect more women and Democrats to replace these assholes.

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Reply A GOP lawmaker used the phrase 'consensual rape' during abortion debate. He says he misspoke. (Original post)
IronLionZion May 2019 OP
rurallib May 2019 #1
IronLionZion May 2019 #4
Sherman A1 May 2019 #7
Aristus May 2019 #2
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #3
gopiscrap May 2019 #5
C_U_L8R May 2019 #6

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:30 AM

1. He said what he meant and got duly chastised for it

Now he wants to pretend he didn't mean it.

He meant what he said and he said what he meant
Another Trumpist Party asshole 100%

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:40 AM

4. GOP boasts that they say what they mean, speak their mind, tell it to you straight, etc.

and when called out, it's just locker room talk or they misspoke

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:21 PM

7. Precisely

He knew exactly what he was saying.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:30 AM

2. "Gracious! Did I say THAT? Who knew people would get upset? I'm sorry IF anyone

was offended!"

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:38 AM

3. Reminds me of another one of our former MO senate candidates, Todd Akins

using the term 'legitimate rape'...

If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down

All ignorant comments made by MO republicans...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:07 PM

5. bullshit he meant it...

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dumb ignorant fucker

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:08 PM

6. Yeah right... he misspoke a whole paragraph

Republicans are so fucked in the head.

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