It is very obvious that the Republican Party does not care about women. They have spent years interfering with our health care. They have fought against equal pay bills in the House of Representatives and Senate. They have told us that we are to blame if we are raped because of our clothes and whatever else they can think of, but a New Jersey Republican has taken this misogyny to a whole new level: he told a female reporter that he wants her to be raped because she posted an article about Donald Trump.
The Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi recently shared an article by one of her colleagues about Donald Trump and this enraged Republican Mike Krawitz. The article was that pissed him off so much detailed how Trump made out with his former wife, Marla Maples, during the birth of their child–many husbands kiss their wives after the birth, no big deal, right? Apparently, it was to Krawitz, who commented under Nuzzi’s post:
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 5, 2016
After Nuzzi tweeted about the disgusting comments by the Republican candidate for a West Deptford committee in New Jersey, the township’s GOP tried to do damage control on their Facebook page posting:
The executive board of the WDGOP does not condone any repulsive, threatening, or demeaning rhetoric in any social media form or otherwise. We are in the process of contacting Twitter for confirmation that someone hacked his account and posted his facebook thumbnail on the hacked twitter entry.
Nuzzi was quick to blast the organization for their lie about hacking:
It should also be noted that Krawitz seems to have a really creepy obsession with Donald Trump, his Facebook photos are filled with Trump’s face. Have you ever seen a movie where the creepy stalker has a wall of their victim’s photographs and newspaper clippings about them? That’s what it looks like. Trump should probably get a restraining order:
Republicans have done a lot of deplorable things to women but hoping one of them gets raped because she shared an article about their racist nominee is unthinkable. Rape is a serious, serious crime that leaves its victims with lifelong scars; Rape is not something that should be joked about. This guy is a piece of garbage but his party is even more repulsive for defending him.
UPDATE: The West Deptford GOP has removed their official page on Facebook in response to the criticism they have received for defending their vile candidate.
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