Is the Colorado Republican Committee calling trans-vaginal ultrasounds "rape"?


huh what'd they say

Here's what the Colorado Republican Committee posted on their site on July 7 ,2013, in part. It's title? "Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar calls for rape of Republican governor":

“It’s fine to disagree with Gov. Walker, but it’s not okay for Joe Salazar to call for the governor to be raped,” Owen Loftus, Colorado Republican Committee spokesman, stated.  “Rep. Salazar’s tweet is demeaning and offensive to victims everywhere.”

On July 5, Salazar retweeted a comment from comedian Sarah Silverman stating that she would “very much like to anally probe @govwalker…” and linked to an article about the ultrasound legislation Walker signed into law. [...]

"Where is Democrat Speaker Mark Ferrandino?  Does he think it’s acceptable for House Democrats, under his leadership, to advocate for the rape of those with whom they disagree? ” Loftus asked. ...

So this is the GOP's latest definition of rape? We've all heard their now-infamous "legitimate" version, and we have yet to hear any call for Texas state troopers to stop probing genitals of women at routine traffic stops.

But if the Colorado RNC stays with this new version, then they've just admitted that they've been advocating for the rape of women in Republican-run, pro-forced birth states with trans-vaginal ultrasound probes, and yes, it is indeed "demeaning and offensive."

I haven't heard anyone clarify further since that statement was posted.

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H/t: Andy Marquis