June 13, 2013

They just can't help themselves, can they?

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) in response to a question from Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during a House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 1797 (June 12, 2013), via Rep.Zoe Lofgren:

via WaPo

Another Republican congressman ventured into the realm of rape and pregnancy Wednesday, saying at a committee hearing that incidences of pregnancy from rape are “very low.”

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), whose measure banning abortions after 20 weeks was being considered in the House Judiciary Committee, argued against a Democratic amendment to make exceptions for rape and incest by suggesting that pregnancy from rape is rare.

At least one Republican called out Frank's remarks, Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez, who called Frank "a moron", several times.

“I think that he’s a moron and he proves that stupid has no specific political affiliation"...“I have no idea what goes into the mind of a moron like that."

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