A GOP lawmaker used the phrase 'consensual rape' during abortion debate. He says he misspoke.
A Republican Missouri legislator apologized Friday for using the phrase consensual rape during a debate over a new, restrictive antiabortion bill.
Im 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 measures 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.
Lets just say someone goes out and theyre raped or theyre 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.
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%
and when called out, it's just locker room talk or they misspoke
using the term 'legitimate rape'...
If its 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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dumb ignorant fucker