GOP Rep On Assault Joke: People Need To Lighten Up

The Hill reports:

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) said on Thursday that people need to “lighten up” over his joke mocking sexual misconduct accusations brought against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Earlier on Thursday at an election debate, Norman quipped that “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”

Norman’s comments prompted a whirlwind of criticism on social media from Democrats who called his remarks “inappropriate.” “Ralph Norman just proved he may be rich but he doesn’t have any class,” Democratic Party Chairman Trav Robertson tweeted. “Inappropriate doesn’t describe his remarks.”

Here’s what his opponent actually thinks.