Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Rep Losing Support After Rape Comments

Said "some girls rape easy"

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Wisconsin Republicans are quickly disowning state Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Rice Lake), after he told a newspaper that "[s]ome girls rape easy."

Republican Senate candidate and former Gov. Tommy Thompson became the latest to join the chorus on Thursday, putting out a statement saying he was "offended" by what the state lawmaker said.

"As a husband, a father of two daughters and the grandfather of six beautiful granddaughters, I am offended by state Representative Rivard's indefensible remarks," Thompson said. "We must take instances of rape and sexual assault seriously and hold the perpetrators accountable to the utmost degree."