Rep. Blake Farenthold (TP-Texas) can’t exactly decide whether or not a fondness for rape is really a disqualification for higher office. MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Farenthold if he would un-endorse Trump if a tape emerged of him saying “I really like to rape women.” Farenthold’s immediate response:
“That would be bad. I’d have to consider it.But again, we’re talking about what Donald Trump said 10 years ago as opposed to what Hillary Clinton has done in the past two or three years.”
When asked again, BF was equally equivocal. “It depends. You don’t know the context.”
Red wonders how anyone can have the slightest doubt about what their reaction to this question would be. BF’s instinctive response probably reveals his true thoughts. It’s okay to like rape if you’re politically aligned with me and my Tea Party supporters and I think that rocking the Trump boat in the slightest way might be damaging to my political career. Then the reality of his own stupidity must have set in. Running for cover, BR later took to Twitter to apologize for his “failure to immediately condemn anyone who would say something as outrageous as they like raping women.” But unwanted groping and fondling is still okay.