Paul Ryan un-endorses Rep. “Rape so easy” Rivard in advance of debate; I call no take-backs

Yesterday I wrote about Wisconsin Republican Roger Rivard’s statement, “Some girls, they rape so easy,” and his attempts to explain his comments, which only made things worse. Today, in advance of his debate, Paul Ryan, who had endorsed Rep. “Rape so easy” Rivard earlier this year, withdrew his endorsement.

From Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel:

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has dropped his endorsement of a Wisconsin lawmaker who said that his father had told him “some girls, they rape so easy” as a way to warn him that women could consent to sex but then later claim they hadn’t.

While Paul Ryan did the right thing by denouncing Rep. Rivard’s ridiculous statements, it’s hard to believe that his un-endorsement is genuine, considering the circumstances. Because Rivard made his statements ten months ago and Paul Ryan said nothing for a full ten months, and since the timing of the un-endorsement is suspect, I call no take-backs.


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